The clock is ticking on fundraising efforts for a proposed
Clutha River conservation park, but there will be ''no
backing down'' from the project if its supporters fail to
meet their funding deadline.
Wanaka bartender Shannon Sanderson hopes to ''take some of
the shine'' off the North Island's cocktail culture when he
competes against the country's best mixologists in Auckland
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider whether
to accommodate its holiday park managers for a longer stay at
a hearing this week.
Anne Dickinson's method of preserving her birthday message
from the Queen caused some excitement at the Wanaka
centenarian's rest-home this week.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's draft dog control
bylaw has been criticised for being complex and overly
Prominent Cardrona Valley families lent their support to a
proposed whisky distillery at a hearing in Wanaka yesterday,
saying the development would inject life into the village.
Kayaking and mountain-biking enthusiasts have come out
fighting against a proposed power substation beside the Hawea
Being a ''determined old bugger'' paid off for hobby
photographer Simon Larkin, who spent endless hours sitting
silent and motionless inside a tiny bird hide to capture a
winning wildlife shot.
While Coronet Peak maintained its tradition on Saturday of
being first to open in the Southern Lakes ski season, the
district's four other skifields are all scheduled to open
Nearly a tenth of their shoestring film budget was soaked up
by Auckland parking fees alone, yet Wanaka duo Darren
Simmonds and Ian Bowmer still managed to scoop a string of
accolades at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival last weekend.
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