Lucy Ibbotson

'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.

So near and yet so far

So near and yet so far

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.

Council changes view on cultivation of farmland

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has had a change of heart over allowing the cultivation of land considered to be ecologically important.

Tests yield few clues to object

Tests yield few clues to object

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.

Winter Olympics: Kuzma fifth in freeski halfpipe

Another Wanaka athlete shone in Sochi yesterday, as Janina Kuzma finished fifth in the Winter Olympics freeski halfpipe.

Community rejects sludge

Community rejects sludge

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.