Lucy Ibbotson

'Forever in your debt'

'Forever in your debt'

''I owe my life to you.'' With those words, Elaine Carberry thanked three heroes honoured this week for their bravery.

Last of unclaimed miners land sold

The last of the Cardrona Valley's abandoned goldmining sections has sold, years after a search began to trace descendants of the land's original owners.

Sections being snapped up

The last available sections in Wanaka's sought-after Meadowstone subdivision are being snapped up following their release last week, 20 years after the development's launch.

Anger at removal of bras

Anger at removal of bras

Allegations are flying in the Cardrona Valley again this week over an attack on the controversial bra fence.

Scammer steals family photo

Scammer steals family photo

Lake Hawea musician Anna van Riel is re-evaluating her use of social media after an online scammer stole a photo of her family to promote a purported get-rich-quick scheme.

Wanaka mountaineer mixing with the stars

Wanaka mountaineer mixing with the stars

Wanaka mountaineer Guy Cotter has been rubbing shoulders with the acting industry's elite.

Pre-build error payment ordered

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been ordered to pay an Otago couple $307,813.14 in damages for missing a fault during construction of their Hawea Flat home seven years ago.

Secrecy over submissions

First brothels, now booze - two subjects the Queenstown Lakes District Council considers sensitive enough to warrant anonymous submissions in a public process.

Dog's life turned from horror to dream

Dog's life turned from horror to dream

A day in the life of Wanaka pointer cross Frankie is a dog's dream.

Police officer transferred

The unnamed Wanaka police officer suspended on full pay since mid-December has been transferred to another police position in the southern district.