Lucy Ibbotson

Steve was my best friend: pilot's wife

Steve was my best friend: pilot's wife

The Wanaka pilot killed in a helicopter crash near Queenstown on Thursday was a humble, kind man who would do anything for others and who loved God and family above all else, his devastated wife and friends say.

Compensation issue stalls

Compensation for legal costs and ''strife and stress'' appears to be the main sticking point in resolving a long-running public access dispute over the road into Kidds Bush, next to Lake Hawea.

Youth cricket on the up

A surge of interest in youth cricket in the the Upper Clutha this season has been attributed to New Zealand cricket's success in the past year and recent Cricket World Cup hype.

Felonious feline has fetish for socks and Santa

Felonious feline has fetish for socks and Santa

Winston Gould, of Wanaka, has joined the ranks of Otago's most infamous cat burglars.

Opening for Kenny Rogers 'amazing'

Opening for Kenny Rogers 'amazing'

Wanaka country pop/rock singer Jody Direen experienced ''a night I'll probably never forget'' as opening act for country music superstar Kenny Rogers on Friday.

Council split over jet boats on rivers

The river use rights of anglers and jet boaters caused some division at an Otago Fish and Game Council meeting in Wanaka on Saturday, amid renewed concerns about the Queenstown Lakes District Council's lack of public consultation over river access issues.

Crash driver improving

The Cardrona Valley man seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash near Luggate which killed his partner is out of intensive care.

Protection cancelled, subdivision to go ahead

Protection cancelled, subdivision to go ahead

A 15-lot subdivision has been approved for rural-general land on the outskirts of Wanaka which was previously protected from further development.

Frustration as subdivision dream turns into nightmare

Three siblings spoke yesterday of their frustration over an almost 20-year battle for a ''small fry'' family subdivision on the western shoreline of Lake Wanaka.