Lucy Ibbotson

Hard time finding patients for free colonoscopies

Hard time finding patients for free colonoscopies

Up to $75,000 worth of free colonoscopies will be provided to Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes patients this month in response to perceived lingering problems with accessing colonoscopy services in the region.

You can take the couple out of Tarras, but...

You can take the couple out of Tarras, but...

For years, Cliff and Doreen Still's house overlooked the first green on the Tarras golf course, but their association with the country club extended far beyond the view.

Climber has message of 'voluntary simplicity'

Climber has message of  'voluntary simplicity'

Chandeliers, candlesticks, mushrooms ... ice formations mimic many objects and United States mountain climber Kitty Calhoun sees ''beauty'' in all of them.

Whisky distillery development gains approval

Whisky distillery development gains approval

The celebratory clink of whisky glasses this week was a sign of good things to come for Wanaka woman Desiree Reid as she toasted the news her proposed Cardrona Valley whisky distillery, perfumery and museum development had been approved.

And it's lights, drone, action!

And it's lights, drone, action!

A drone-mounted GoPro camera hovering over the Wanaka skate park yesterday marked the start of the action at the town's 12th annual New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.

Committee offended by bias claims

Committee offended by bias claims

Suggestions of bias for a proposed watersports facility on Wanaka's lakefront angered and ''offended'' members of a hearing committee yesterday.

'Log cabin' removal repercussions argued

'Log cabin' removal repercussions argued

The loss of the long-established ''log cabin'' from Wanaka's waterfront would also mean losing the lake's ''de facto lifeguard'', lawyer Graeme Todd told the draft Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan hearing yesterday.

Lakefront plan 'destructive', 'weak', 'vague'

Lakefront plan 'destructive', 'weak', 'vague'

The authors of the draft Wanaka Lakefront reserves management plan were advised to go back to the drawing board yesterday.

Winners and losers in road funding

Winners and losers in road funding

Government plans to bring forward construction of a new bridge at Kawarau Falls is ''sensational news'' which will help deliver a complete ''world-class experience'' for visitors, Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says.

Snowfall welcome around skifields

Snowfall welcome around skifields

There was cause for celebration at Southern Lakes skifields yesterday as the first of this week's forecast snow began blanketing the district's mountain ranges in time for next week's school holidays.