Lucy Ibbotson

No whingeing from smallest finalist in Gigatown contest

No whingeing from smallest finalist in Gigatown contest

They are calling it a David-and-Goliath battle, but Gigatown Wanaka campaigners are not crying foul in their contest against much bigger opponents.

Rippon toasts history

Rippon toasts history

Enjoying the community celebrations at Wanaka's Rippon Vineyard yesterday are (seated, from left) Logan Penniket, of Wellington, Sophie Penniket, of Dunedin, Glynis Woodrow, of Wanaka, Charlotte Penniket, of Dunedin, Steph Woodrow, of Wellington, Sue Penniket, of Wanaka, and (standing) Neil Woodrow (left) and Andrew Penniket, both of Wanaka.

Bowhunters loose arrows by quiverful

Bowhunters loose arrows by quiverful

From the traditional to the highly technical, bows and arrows of all makes and models were put through their paces at the annual South Island Bowhunters Championships in Lake Hawea at the weekend.

Sun shines on festival overflowing with family fun

Sun shines on festival overflowing with family fun

A lamb dressed as a pumpkin and a dog dressed as a hula-dancer were among the stars on show at the Wanakafest pet parade on Saturday.

Negotiations continuing

Negotiantions are continuing over a piece of land sought for conservation purposes on the banks of the Clutha River near Luggate.

Capsized kayakers rescued from cold

Two kayakers were rescued after capsizing in windy conditions on Lake Wanaka yesterday morning.

Perfect woman must have a sense of humour

Perfect woman must have a sense of humour

What three things would you take to a desert island populated only by the All Blacks?

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

The founder of TradeMe has apologised for a burn-off on a farm he owns near Wanaka, which choked the town in smoke yesterday afternoon.

Assurance over signs

The Department of Conservation says trampers using the Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the most treacherous section of the crossing.

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

The culmination of 30 years of winemaking and 100 years on the land will be celebrated in Wanaka this weekend with the release of Rippon Vineyard's 2012 pinot noir.