Suggestions Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive
Adam Feeley was being disrespectful by looking at his
cellphone while people spoke at a public forum in Wanaka last
week have been rejected by the council.
Southern Lakes Festival of Colour will be launched on the
Wanaka lakefront this morning, alongside a series of
billboard paintings which have captured the public's interest
as they took shape during the past few days.
Wanaka woman Maria Fredatovich knows walking the 58km
Gillespie Pass circuit near Makarora is an ambitious
challenge for someone who has never tramped before, but she
is no stranger to overcoming challenges.
Regular runs from Alexandra to Clyde - much too fast-paced to
be called taking the dog for a walk - paid off for the winner
of the hugely popular Jack Russell race during the Upper
Clutha A&P Show at the Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.
From city businessmen to pint-pulling publicans, the Cardrona
Hotel's new owners-operators have traded in their urban
existence for a more laid-back way of life in the Cardrona
Valley, at one of New Zealand's most photographed country