Lucy Ibbotson

Cabaret in question after loss

Cabaret in question after loss

This month's Cabaret on Ruby in Wanaka was hailed a huge success by organisers and those attending, but a question mark remains over whether a repeat performance of the event - which ran at a loss - is possible.

Still rolling up after 54 years

Still rolling up after 54 years

Win or lose, 90-year-old Wanaka Bowling Club member Betty McCormack will be celebrating after the Central Otago champion of champions women's fours tournament in Patearoa on Monday. Make no mistake, though. With an ability that belies her years and a competitive streak to match, she is in it to win.

Warbirds plan for mystery extra event

The Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow could extend its run for 2014, with a new event soon to be announced.

Focus on giftedness

Parents or teachers with an inkling their child or pupil might fit into the difficult-to-define ''gifted'' group are being encouraged to attend next month's annual National Association for Gifted Children conference in Queenstown.

Special learning 'godsend'

Special learning 'godsend'

Having a gifted son was a daunting prospect for Wanaka woman Kim Nicol.

A different way to enjoy the summer

A different way to enjoy the summer

As a child, Pablo Varley dreamed of being able to fly. This summer, the Wanaka watersports enthusiast's wish has been fulfilled - almost.

Highlanders training camp, Wanaka, Wednesday

Highlanders training camp,  Wanaka, Wednesday

Highlanders players and management were in Wanaka with their families for a training camp this week, ahead of their pre-season game at the Queenstown Recreation Ground tonight.

Rugby: Focus on family for Highlanders

Rugby: Focus on family for Highlanders

Family is the focus of a Highlanders training camp in Wanaka this week, as part of coach Jamie Joseph's strategy of including players' partners and children in the team environment to improve performance on the field.

Hairy, hungover - and a hit on Masterchef

Hairy, hungover - and a hit on Masterchef A bleary-eyed Tarras farmer hungover from a casino all-nighter won over the Masterchef judges with a home-kill venison dish after revealing he regarded chicken as "a vegetable"

School review finds no issue

The Tarras School board of trustees is happy with the outcome of an independent review into the departure of some families from the school last year, and wants to put the matter behind it, chairman Lachy Brett says.