Lucy Ibbotson

Assurance draft plan 'enabling'

The draft Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan will be an ''enabling'' rather than ''restrictive'' document, the Wanaka Community Board heard yesterday.

Frustration as fun park plan ruled out

Frustration as fun park plan ruled out

Wanaka couple Ross and Judith Young are frustrated a ''ridiculously'' long consent process has ultimately ruled out their proposal for an entertainment complex near the resort, despite the development being approved three years ago.

Yacht club welcomes draft plan

The Wanaka Yacht Club has welcomed support for an extension of its facilities in the draft Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan.

'Good uptake'

'Good uptake'

The Wanaka Sports Facility Steering Group began the formidable task of collating the latest public feedback on the project for the district's decision-makers this week.

Environment Court halts development

Environment Court halts development

The Environment Court and the Queenstown Lakes District Council have halted further development of a controversial piece of land above the Clutha River at Hawea Flat.

'Red tape' sends animal shelter founder north

'Red tape' sends animal shelter founder north Dogs Wanaka founder Buffy Paterson has packed up and moved to Hastings where she hopes setting up a dedicated animal haven will prove an easier process.

Ground broken on LandSAR site

Ground broken on LandSAR site

Land Search and Rescue Wanaka should be operating out of its new headquarters by July, after the first sod was turned at the Ballantyne Rd site yesterday.

Pool options feature at consultation session

The need for better swimming facilities in Wanaka was a hot topic at this week's public meeting on the town's planned $16.8 million sports complex, but opinion remains divided over whether the existing pool should be upgraded or a new one built.

Sun shines on operators

Sun shines on operators

Despite unsettled weather over the Christmas-New Year period, some businesses in Otago's holiday hot spots are reporting record summer results.

The good, the bad and the disappointing

The good, the bad and the disappointing

Proud mum Stacey Wells returned to Wanaka from her Winter Olympics ''adventure'' this week, with the highs and lows of her sons' Sochi campaigns still sinking in.