Lucy Ibbotson

Protection cancelled, subdivision to go ahead

Protection cancelled, subdivision to go ahead

A 15-lot subdivision has been approved for rural-general land on the outskirts of Wanaka which was previously protected from further development.

Frustration as subdivision dream turns into nightmare

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.

Historic graves could get makeover

Historic graves could get makeover

Twenty pre-1940 graves which are falling into disrepair at the Wanaka Cemetery might get a makeover.

Planner opposes project

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.

Pensioner unit lack concerns resurface

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.

Rental home lack pushing up prices

Rental home lack pushing up prices

An ''acute shortage'' of rental properties in Wanaka is driving up rental prices and has property management companies crying out for listings.

Poet's residency exhibits tendency

Poet's residency exhibits tendency

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.

Trapped surfer pulled from Hawea River

Trapped surfer pulled from Hawea River

A surfer entangled around a bridge pylon in the Hawea River was seconds away from drowning before being rescued by two kayakers.

Tributes flow for crash victim

Tributes flow for crash victim

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.

New primary school one option for community consultation

New primary school one option for community consultation

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.