Lucy Ibbotson

1661km by Law in long run

An ''elated'' Mal Law was yesterday still processing the fact his 50 day running challenge had finished.

Daily routine suspended for lift off

Daily routine suspended for lift off

School was skipped, appointments rescheduled and work put on hold yesterday morning as hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the Nasa balloon launch from Wanaka airport.

Willowridge interested in subdivision

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie could be set to buy another large chunk of Upper Clutha land for residential development, this time in Luggate.

Submissions sought on track network

Submissions sought on track network

The Upper Clutha Track Network is calling for public submissions on its recently released draft 10-year strategy for managing the region's walking and cycling tracks.

Cycle tours supported

Cycle tours supported

A recommendation to approve commercial cycling tours on Queenstown Lakes District Council walking/cycling trails excludes the popular Outlet Track for now.

Three to go in challenge

Three to go in  challenge

Just three days remain in Wanaka ultra-runner Mal Law's 50-day charity challenge, and although his physical goal has been scaled back, his fundraising goal has been increased for the third time, to more than half a million dollars.

Rezoning bid riles longtime residents

Rezoning bid riles longtime residents

Some residents of a piece of central Wanaka being eyed up for increased density housing are angered by what they describe as an ''appalling'' lack of council communication on the proposal.

Still plenty of time to have a say

Still plenty of time to have a say

Queenstown Lakes district councillor Calum McLeod says the chance for residents to have their say on the proposed medium density zone for Wanaka is far from over.

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

There will be no prosecution taken by the Otago Regional Council in relation to a burn-off at Hillend Station, Wanaka, last October, despite many official complaints about smoke from the fire blanketing the town.

Wanaka cemetery shelter soon to be a reality

Wanaka cemetery shelter soon to be a reality

For 22 years, gravedigger Don McKinlay has watched mourners come and go at the Wanaka Cemetery.