Lucy Ibbotson

Criffel farm plan draws fire

A Lakes Environmental planner has recommended consent be refused for a four-lot subdivision at Criffel Deer Farm near Wanaka, which is the subject of a hearing this morning.

Learners' pool seen as interim solution

A proposal to build a new learners' pool alongside the existing Wanaka Community Pool as an "interim solution" to cope with increased demand is being revisited.

$3m village development on hold

A $3-million commercial development including retail, fuel, accommodation and dining providers which was planned for Cardrona village has been shelved.

Submission on police plan

An application to redesignate reserve land to build a new Wanaka police station has attracted just one submission, which opposes the facility.

$31,000 bill after burn-off escapes

$31,000 bill after burn-off escapes

The owner of Glen Dene Station faces a hefty bill from the Department of Conservation to cover the cost of fighting a 30ha blaze on reserve land near Lake Hawea last September, which was caused by a permitted burn on its property which escaped.

Water feature to go ahead

Water feature to go ahead

Work on a proposed $50,000 lakefront water feature in Wanaka will begin "as soon as possible" after a recent plea for help in finding a suitable water source was answered.

Family of Wanaka shooting accused 'deeply saddened'

Family of Wanaka shooting accused 'deeply saddened'

The family of the 24-year-old Wanaka man charged this week in relation to the death of his close friend Dougal Fyfe (23) in a hunting accident in December say they are "deeply saddened" by the tragedy.

Hunting death charge

Police yesterday charged a 24-year-old Wanaka man in relation to the death of his hunting companion and close friend last year.

75th attendance at A and P show

75th attendance at A and P show

While he will not be parading animals around the ring or winning any seed-growing trophies at this year's annual Upper Clutha A and P Show, 94-year-old Stan Kane will still be in the thick of the action.

Modified building roof line wins favour

Modified building roof line wins favour

A proposed three-storey residential building near Wanaka's town centre which was refused consent last year has been approved.