Several Wanaka watersports groups have combined forces with
the Wanaka Rowing Club in a bid to build a shared $1 million
facility on the town's lakefront.
Three years ago, the location of Wanaka's proposed sports
facilities was the hot topic at a public forum for local body
election candidates. At last night's ''Meet the Candidates''
meeting, the debate raged on.
Wanaka's Aspiring Avalanche Dogs had howling success at a
recent search and rescue dog assessment camp when all four of
its teams passed with flying colours.
Whitebaiters, busloads of tourists, several dogs and a cat
were among the hundreds of travellers banked up on both sides
of the Diana Falls slip between Haast and Makarora yesterday
Those in favour of extending a public swimming area in Lake
Wanaka by removing a water-ski access lane say the lake is
plenty big enough for boat users to go elsewhere.
Could Wanaka go it alone and govern itself?
Lake Wanaka Tourism found a new and effective way to market
itself to the world last week by backing a boat racing on San
Francisco Bay in an America's Cup supporting event.
Haast and Makarora business owners are reporting ''huge''
losses in revenue as a result of the major slip on State
Highway 6, between the Gates of Haast Bridge and Haast Pass
Concerns from the Wanaka community about a perceived lack of
progress on the town's sports facility project have been
partially addressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
A Wanaka woman connected to a company which was recently
licensed to manufacture synthetic drugs has had a change of
heart about the business.
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