Lucy Ibbotson

'They are coming and they are building houses'

'They are coming and they are building houses'

Matching supply with demand for residential sites in Wanaka is an ''alien approach'' which keeps property prices high, lawyer Warwick Goldsmith said yesterday during day one of a public hearing for private Plan Change 45 (PC45).

Acquittal ends 'long two and a-half years'

Acquittal ends 'long two and a-half years'

After being cleared on stock-rustling charges this week, Wanaka man Simon Hawkins is looking forward to putting a ''long two and a-half years'' behind him.

New board chairman for school

New board chairman for school

Wanaka Primary School has appointed local policeman Mike Thomas its new board of trustees chairman, as Ministry of Education intervention over governance issues at the school continues.

Old police station disposal set to start

The disposal process for the old Wanaka police station is set to begin later this month.

SDHB has no evidence of drug issues in region

SDHB has no evidence of drug issues in region

The Southern District Health Board has no documented evidence of problems with class A and B drugs in Wanaka, despite police reports of a serious drug culture in the resort and a major drug-bust last year.

Uni helps in road death mystery

Uni helps in road death mystery

Particulars from the mystery object that killed motorist Rutger Hale in October are being analysed by the University of Otago's geology department.

Good intentions not enough

Good intentions not enough

''Better judgement'' could have avoided costly mistakes being made in the installation of traffic safety improvements at Cardrona, a review has found.

Wanaka first in library use

The Wanaka Library is the most-used of the seven public libraries in the Queenstown Lakes district, according to those who filled out a recent survey.

No loafing around on delivery run

No loafing around on delivery run

Albert Town bakers Jeremy and Ruth Heath say peddling their produce to people via their new electric bike has revolutionised their bread business.

10th Rippon festival first not sold out

10th Rippon festival first not sold out

For the first time in a decade, Wanaka's traditionally sold-out Rippon music festival will have tickets available at the gate on Saturday.