The family of Canadian tourist Connor Hayes, killed in the
Haast Pass in September, paid special tribute to the people
of New Zealand's West Coast at a memorial service in Canada
A community picnic in the park to honour Wanaka's librarians
will be held tomorrow.
The New Zealand Transport Agency's mounting bill to manage
the Diana Falls slip in the Haast Pass has hit the $2 million
mark after just over eight weeks.
A Wanaka adventure aviation operator believes a fatality is
likely if some operators in the industry continue to
deliberately avoid meeting new safety regulations.
The fifth and final stage of development at Wanaka's West
Meadows subdivision proposes a further 27 residential lots
and a rule change to allow smaller lot sizes than the zone
A proposed extension of Wanaka's Cinema Paradiso complex will
maintain the quirky qualities of the popular tourist
attraction, with a dentist's chair to feature among
movie-goers' seating selection.
Wanaka Community Board chairwoman Rachel Brown was elected to
the role unopposed at the board's inaugural meeting
Concerns linger over a proposed sludge-drying facility near
Luggate, with more assurances being sought from those behind
The unveiling of the preserved body of hermit sheep Shrek
will not take place until next year.
Police investigating an unexplained death near Lake Hawea
last week are considering the possibility the mystery object
that struck and killed motorist Rutger Hale was moved from
the accident scene.
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