Lucy Ibbotson

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.

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.

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.

Stern response to youth brawl rumours

Stern response to youth brawl rumours

Wanaka and Cromwell police and sports administrators have issued a zero-tolerance warning to teenagers in the towns as they try to shut down plans for a fight this weekend following a youth rugby match brawl a week ago.

Small town first resort for big business

Small town first resort for big business

MONS ROYALE "Businesses are not trying to make their money out of Wanaka; they're trying to make their money out of a much wider audience by being based in Wanaka," Hamish Acland (32), former professional freeskier and founder of merino underwear brand Mons Royale, explained.

Visitor too intoxicated for flight home

An Australian tourist missed his flight home from New Zealand yesterday after being held for detoxification in the Wanaka police cells.

Rugby youths planning 'no cops' fight

Rugby youths planning 'no cops' fight

Police in Central Otago are monitoring Facebook today after being tipped off to a fight being planned for this weekend by youths involved in a rugby match brawl a week ago.

Spring start for kayak-park work

The long-awaited Hawea River kayak park could be ready by Christmas, after the Otago Regional Council last week approved resource consent variations to enable construction this spring.

Both sides at fault: mother

Cromwell parent who witnessed a brawl at a youth match in Wanaka on Saturday says the finger of blame cannot be pointed at any one person or side and there is nothing to be gained by complaining to the Otago Rugby Football Union.