Wanaka woman Maria Fredatovich knows walking the 58km
Gillespie Pass circuit near Makarora is an ambitious
challenge for someone who has never tramped before, but she
is no stranger to overcoming challenges.
Regular runs from Alexandra to Clyde - much too fast-paced to
be called taking the dog for a walk - paid off for the winner
of the hugely popular Jack Russell race during the Upper
Clutha A&P Show at the Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.
From city businessmen to pint-pulling publicans, the Cardrona
Hotel's new owners-operators have traded in their urban
existence for a more laid-back way of life in the Cardrona
Valley, at one of New Zealand's most photographed country
The public will get a say on whether small sections of
Wanaka's Pembroke Park should be converted into angle
parking, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council approved
notification of proposed amendments to the park's management
plan this week.
Corporate groups are the target clientele of a proposed
commercial venture catering for recreational thrillseekers on
private land near Wanaka, the same property at which a series
of annual jet-sprint events have also been proposed.