Lucy Ibbotson

Aoraki could be coming or going

Aoraki could be coming or going

An Otago surveyor whose research knocked 30m of the official height of Aoraki/Mt Cook last year says this week's large rock avalanche on New Zealand's tallest peak does not mean the mountain is continuing to shrink.

Section sales to be settled soon

Negotiations to buy abandoned sections at Cardrona for community use are expected to be settled within the next week.

Chip seal rumble strips fail

Chip seal rumble strips fail

Riverbank Rd in Wanaka was the victim of a rumble strip ''cock-up'' reminiscent of Cardrona's disastrous traffic-slowing devices, community board member Bryan Lloyd said yesterday.

Dog owners' wrath unleashed over rules

Dog owners' wrath unleashed over rules 'Cruel' and 'repugnant' dog-leashing rules are a step backwards rather than forwards, Queenstown Lakes owners say.

CDC grants $52,550 to five projects

CDC grants $52,550 to five projects

Proposed Lawrence community wetlands, a Clutha young professionals network and an extension of the Clutha Gold Trail are among the Clutha Development Trust (CDT) projects to receive council funding this financial year.

Snowboarding adventure a winner

Snowboarding adventure a winner

Wanaka film-maker Tim Pierce has won the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival's award for best New Zealand-made film for a second time.

'Gandalf' a wizard with lost rings

'Gandalf' a wizard with lost rings

Glenorchy's version of Gandalf, Rod Spackman, has become a real-life lord of the rings for tourists on his Tolkien-themed tours.

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.