Lucy Ibbotson

Statue of Bourne off to Pukekohe

Statue of Bourne off to Pukekohe

A life-size bronze statue of rally driver Possum Bourne which overlooks the Snow Farm access road above Cardrona is to be moved to the driver's home town of Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

Effects of existing activities examined

Neighbours objecting to a proposed amusement park near the Wanaka Airport were asked about the effects of other existing commercial activities in the area at an Environment Court hearing yesterday.

Court hearing rescheduled

Overseas trips, child care, a pending birth and other commitments affecting witnesses' availability in an Environment Court hearing at Wanaka this week were considered by Judge Jon Jackson yesterday after illness prevented the counsel for one of the appellants from attending.

Wanaka: Kart noise at issue

Noise experts at day one of an Environment Court hearing for a Wanaka amusement park were quizzed about the impact of go-kart engine noise on the surrounding environment yesterday.

Men facing drugs charges after routine police WOF stop

A routine traffic stop by police in Wanaka at the weekend has led to the arrest of two local men on drugs charges.

Continuing the winning way

Continuing the winning way

Members of Mount Aspiring College band the Wolfmen were feeling the pressure ahead of the Central Otago Smokefreerockquest regional final at the Lake Wanaka Centre on Saturday night.

Water feature flows after five years

Water feature flows after five years

As the water was turned on for Wanaka's new $50,000 lakefront springs project yesterday afternoon, a small crowd of supporters, volunteers and contractors raised a collective cheer.

Amusement park hearing to begin

Appeals against a controversial amusement park and tourist attraction planned for land opposite Wanaka Airport will be heard by the Environment Court at Wanaka next week.

Plan for village confirmed

The developers of a controversial retirement village in Wanaka's Meadowstone subdivision say the project will "absolutely" proceed after gaining Environment Court approval last month, although they have no time frame for construction.

Hearing on reserve due next week

A hearing will be held next week to determine the future of a strip of Albert Town reserve land that has been encroached upon by neighbouring property owners.