Lucy Ibbotson

Council looks at buying site

Council looks at buying site

The Queenstown Lakes District Council may expand its property portfolio in Wanaka when the town's fire station becomes redundant next year.

Water sports facility one step closer

Water sports facility one step closer

A proposed water sports building on Wanaka's lakefront cleared another hurdle yesterday after a plan supporting the facility was signed off by the Wanaka Community Board.

Words fly about erroneous words

The level of urgency needed in editing the Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan caused some friction among the town's community board members yesterday.

Lease assured under plan

Lease assured under plan

A controversial Wanaka watersports facility would be guaranteed a lease over lakefront land if the Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan is adopted.

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Plans for a large-scale ecosanctuary on one of the South Island's busiest tourist routes will be developed at a workshop in Makarora this weekend.

Doc to place new signs on Cascade route

Doc to place new signs on Cascade route

A stark reminder of the deaths which have occurred on the Cascade Saddle in Mt Aspiring National Park will be provided to climbers through new warning signs this summer.

Decision on charges over death likely tomorrow

Decision on charges over death likely tomorrow

A decision is expected by tomorrow on whether a Wanaka taxi driver who ran over a Dutch tourist last month is culpable in the man's death.

Ultra runner puts mental health high on priorities

Ultra runner puts mental health high on priorities

The physical challenge and mental highs and lows of climbing 50 peaks and running 50 off-road marathons in 50 days next year makes Mal Law a positive role model for mental health.

Painting royalty next on artist's to-do list

Painting royalty next on artist's to-do list

Royalty is next on Wanaka portrait artist Stephen Martyn Welch's to-do list and he is ''pretty confident'' he can make it happen.

Steak pie rewards retiring rescue dog

Steak pie rewards retiring rescue dog

A steak pie and plenty of pats were just reward for retiring avalanche search dog Milly at Wanaka's Treble Cone skifield.