A 15-lot subdivision has been approved for rural-general land
on the outskirts of Wanaka which was previously protected
from further development.
Three siblings spoke yesterday of their frustration over an
almost 20-year battle for a ''small fry'' family subdivision
on the western shoreline of Lake Wanaka.
Twenty pre-1940 graves which are falling into
disrepair at the Wanaka Cemetery might get a makeover.
A proposal for further residential development around the
western shoreline of Lake Wanaka in an outstanding natural
landscape should be turned down, a council planner says.
A need for more pensioner housing in Wanaka is part of a
wider problem where demand for aged care services in the town
outweighs supply, advocates for the elderly say.
An ''acute shortage'' of rental properties in Wanaka is
driving up rental prices and has property management
companies crying out for listings.
A travelling street poet taking up residency at a recycling
centre for a week epitomises the offbeat style of this year's
Outspoken Festival in Wanaka.
A surfer entangled around a bridge pylon in the Hawea River
was seconds away from drowning before being rescued by two
The Wanaka woman killed in a single-vehicle crash at
Queensberry at the weekend was remembered by friends
yesterday as the ''funnest lady'' who loved tennis, gardening
and her family.
A new primary school for Wanaka will be one of the options
considered in community consultation carried out in the town
this year by the Ministry of Education.
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