Lucy Ibbotson

Taking a new twist

Taking a new twist

Wanaka Mitre 10's Jack Russell dog is wirehaired in the true sense of the word, while his ram companion shares the same steely qualities.

'Luckiest man' says joke on him

'Luckiest man' says joke on him

Despite being billed the ''luckiest man in New Zealand'' for being the only male in a community of 17 women, Wanaka Retirement Village resident Dr Ken Bragan is not immune to a bit of banter from his golf buddies about his living situation.

Cycling application

Whether commercial guided bike tours should operate on urban trails was among the issues raised at a hearing in Wanaka last week.

'Fantastic display of fitness, athleticism'

'Fantastic display of fitness, athleticism'

They pushed, they pulled, they pedalled.

Dippie says rival doesn't know market

Dippie says rival doesn't know market

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has hit back at what he called a ''personal attack'' from a rival developer this week.

Designer questions land affordability

The suitability of Wanaka's ''Northlake'' land for promoting housing affordability has been questioned.

Developer seeks competition

Developer seeks competition

The husband of the woman behind Wanaka's proposed 1500-lot Northlake subdivision has warned against placing control of the town's land supply ''in the hands of one man''.

Consent declined; trust to appeal

A commissioner's decision to refuse consent for a family-owned subdivision on the western shoreline of Lake Wanaka will be appealed to the Environment Court.

Stability of track concerns

Stability of track concerns

Neighbours of an Albert Town walking and cycling track which is slumping on to a busy road below say the growing risk to the public and nearby properties requires urgent attention.

Marathon shearers tenacious fundraisers

Marathon shearers tenacious fundraisers

Sixteen hundred and five freshly shorn sheep, two aching bodies and nearly