Lucy Ibbotson

Sky Tower climbers raise funds for cancer research

Sky Tower climbers raise funds for cancer research

Despite battling breast cancer, Wanaka woman Anna Brent has a lofty goal in mind - to summit Mt Aspiring for a second time. Today her son, Allan Brent, will undertake the ascent for her, albeit a simulated version in the heart of Auckland.

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.

Living in darkness

Living in darkness

Snow Park snowmaker Leith Huffadine describes his "nocturnal" lifestyle during winter months as "a bit of a blur".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.