Lucy Ibbotson

School land settlement date changed

The conditional period for the sale and purchase agreements on two blocks of land at the former Wanaka Primary School site has been extended until the end of June.

Motorised vehicles banned, police warn

Police are planning a crackdown on people trespassing on a block of private land near the Lake Outlet Holiday Park in Wanaka, in an area popular with trail bike riders and four-wheel-drive users.

School medal honours effort

School medal honours effort

Hawea Flat woman Yeverley McCarthy (back left), who was awarded the Queen's Service Medal in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, was presented with another bigger, brighter and more personalised medal at Wanaka's Holy Family School assembly yesterday.

Mini golf widely opposed

A proposed mini-golf development on recreation reserve land at the Wanaka Golf Course has attracted 21 submissions, most of them in opposition.

Bid to keep school open

Bid to keep school open

Since being accepted last month to Nelson's Salisbury School - New Zealand's only residential school for intellectually impaired adolescent girls - Wanaka teenager Renon Sasaki is finally fulfilling her dream of making friends with other children.

Organist retires after 50 years

Organist retires after 50 years

Making music is still Wanaka woman Sue Young's favourite pastime, despite ending a 50-year stint as an Upper Clutha church organist on her 80th birthday last month.

SSNZ move bid to set up gym for top athletes

Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) is hoping to relocate its Wanaka headquarters to bigger premises within the town and set up a high-performance gym for exclusive use by the country's top athletes.

'Riding a ray of sunshine'

'Riding a ray of sunshine'

‘‘It's like riding a ray of sunshine,'' is how Wanaka man Will Miller describes the experience of driving the resort's new tuk-tuk.

Land bought to preserve lake views

Land bought to preserve lake views

A section of the former Wanaka Primary School site which was sold to Ngai Tahu recently has been on-sold to neighbours of the property, who say they bought the land to preserve their lake view.

Yello! trials regular Wanaka bus service

Yello! trials regular Wanaka bus service

Wanaka will welcome its first public transport service this month, when cab company Yello! begins trialling a series of regular bus loops in and around the town.