The increasingly dry, unkempt condition of Wanaka's Allenby
Park has angered neighbours, who say the Queenstown Lakes
District Council's obligations under its reserves management
plan are being ignored.
Ex-Southlander Alec Beange will celebrate Christmas in his
''usual'' way - preparing to launch a giant helium balloon in
the Antarctic for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (Nasa), before coming to Wanaka to do more of
the same in the new year.
Sir Tim Wallis has paid tribute to top New Zealand aviator
Trevor Bland - who died on Saturday - saying the Warbirds
Over Wanaka International Airshow would not be what it is
today without Mr Bland's involvement.