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.
Self-described ''have a go'' open water swimmer Roger North
is not ruling out a second attempt at the first solo swim of
the length of Lake Wanaka after coming close to completing
the feat this week.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has had a change of
heart over allowing the cultivation of land considered to be
The mystery of what killed motorist Rutger Hale near Lake
Hawea last year remains unsolved after scientific testing
failed to provide any significant clues, police say.
Another Wanaka athlete shone in Sochi yesterday, as Janina
Kuzma finished fifth in the Winter Olympics freeski halfpipe.
Luggate residents have sent a clear message to the Queenstown
Lakes District Council that a sludge drying plant and the
fertiliser it produces are not welcome in their backyard.
A proposed large dwelling near Wanaka which was deemed
unsuitable mainly because of its visual effect on users of a
nearby walking track has been approved.
Wanaka athletes took centre stage yesterday morning on one of
New Zealand's best days in Winter Olympics history.
Growing electricity demand in the Wanaka area will be met by
a new substation to be established on an old Queenstown Lakes
District Council-owned stone quarry.
An indoor ice rink has been thrown into the mix of possible
facilities for Wanaka's $16.8 million sports complex.
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