Lucy Ibbotson

Trio applying for golf resort subdivision consent soon

Trio applying for golf resort subdivision consent soon

Progress is being made on plans for the Parkins Bay championship golf resort at Glendhu Station near Wanaka as the final touches are put on a subdivision consent application to be lodged in the next fortnight.

Hazardous willows going

Hazardous willows going

Two weeping willow trees which have featured prominently on the Wanaka lakefront for more than 50 years are being felled by tree service company Asplundh this week because of concerns aboutpublic safety.

Caretaker amply qualified for the job

Caretaker amply qualified for the job

When Tarras School advertised recently for advertised recently for a new caretaker - preferably one with young children to give the school roll a much-needed boost - Nigel Cleworth's application exceeded all expectations.

Hearing for rugby player in Cromwell

A hearing will be held next week for a Cromwell under-17 rugby player who allegedly struck another player at an after-match brawl in Wanaka recently.

Visitors told about Shrek

Visitors told about Shrek

Fourteen North Island school principals learned all about the life and times of celebrity sheep Shrek yesterday as part of a presentation by the pupils of Tarras School.

North Three Parks change recommended

North Three Parks change recommended

A Queenstown Lakes District Council plan change recommended for adoption by independent commissioners provides a link between Wanaka's town centre and the already approved Three Parks development.

Glass mountain encourages rethink

Glass mountain encourages rethink

Changes to Queenstown's glass-recycling systems are being considered to eliminate contamination and prevent a 4100 tonne backlog of unprocessed glass from getting any bigger.

No signs of sequel to rugby brawl

Rumours of an alleged "no weapons, no police" teenage fight planned for the weekend appear to have been just "bravado", police say.

Poles win ski titles

Poles win ski titles

Some of the world's best cross-country skiers converged on the Snow Farm near Wanaka on Saturday for the annual Merino Muster, Polish skiers winning both the men's and women's titles.

Birthday wish comes true

Birthday wish comes true

Albert Town 80-year-old Arthur Raffills received the perfect gift for his milestone birthday on Saturday when he spent the day skiing with three generations of his family on Raffills Run at Treble Cone.