Lucy Ibbotson

'Log cabin' removal repercussions argued

'Log cabin' removal repercussions argued

The loss of the long-established ''log cabin'' from Wanaka's waterfront would also mean losing the lake's ''de facto lifeguard'', lawyer Graeme Todd told the draft Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan hearing yesterday.

Lakefront plan 'destructive', 'weak', 'vague'

Lakefront plan 'destructive', 'weak', 'vague'

The authors of the draft Wanaka Lakefront reserves management plan were advised to go back to the drawing board yesterday.

Winners and losers in road funding

Winners and losers in road funding

Government plans to bring forward construction of a new bridge at Kawarau Falls is ''sensational news'' which will help deliver a complete ''world-class experience'' for visitors, Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says.

Snowfall welcome around skifields

Snowfall welcome around skifields

There was cause for celebration at Southern Lakes skifields yesterday as the first of this week's forecast snow began blanketing the district's mountain ranges in time for next week's school holidays.

Ski event included in international series

Ski event included in international series

The inclusion of Snow Farm's Merino Muster cross-country ski event in a major international race series is expected to boost the number of big-spending overseas visitors to the Queenstown Lakes district.

New slip disrupts access through Haast Pass

Access problems between Wanaka and the West Coast were further aggravated by another major slip on State Highway 6 yesterday morning.

'Icebox' scene of two crashes

'Icebox' scene of two crashes

Two vehicle crashes occurred within minutes, and metres, of each other on the Crown Range Rd yesterday morning.

Sections finally on market

Sections finally on market

A final claim could soon be staked on Cardrona's abandoned gold mining era sections, which are up for sale for the first time in 140 years.

Trust in race for funds

Trust in race for funds

The clock is ticking on fundraising efforts for a proposed Clutha River conservation park, but there will be ''no backing down'' from the project if its supporters fail to meet their funding deadline.

Off to mix it with the best

Off to mix it with the best

Wanaka bartender Shannon Sanderson hopes to ''take some of the shine'' off the North Island's cocktail culture when he competes against the country's best mixologists in Auckland next Monday.