Lucy Ibbotson

Cocks on promotional trip to Korea

Cocks on promotional trip to Korea

A Wanaka politician departs New Zealand this morning for a whirlwind two-day visit to Korea to promote the Queenstown Lakes district.

Permission sought to re-stage Ruby Island dance

Permission sought to re-stage Ruby Island dance

Tales abound in Wanaka of the legendary Ruby Island Cabaret, which now looks set to be reinstated 80 years after the last public party was held on the island.

Building platform approved

A residential building platform in an outstanding natural landscape overlooking Lake Hawea has been approved by independent commissioners.

Domain use considered

Accommodating increased demand from prospective long-term lessees of the Hawea Domain proved no easy task at this week's Wanaka Community Board meeting.

Fairness of fencing requirement questioned

A stoush over a private property owner's encroachment on reserve land at Albert Town continued this week, with allegations of unfair treatment aimed at the council.

Bull terrier destroyed

The dog caught attacking sheep on an Albert Town property on Monday - the same dog believed to be responsible for three other attacks on the same mob in the past few months - has been put down.

North, one lawn at a time

North, one lawn at a time

Two Invercargill students are push-mowing their way to Cape Reinga to raise money for the SPCA and publicise their new website.

Work to begin on roundabout

News that work on Wanaka's long-awaited "Caltex Corner" roundabout will begin today was greeted with a round of applause by the town's community board members yesterday.

Price of old school reduced

The asking price for the old Wanaka Primary School has been reduced by the Ministry of Education, after the latest offers to buy the property fell through.

The township that doesn't exist

The township that doesn't exist

If you are going to be involved in a medical emergency, try to avoid it happening at Lake Hawea, as it appears the St John ambulance service has no record of the town's existence, resident Barbara Chinn says.