Lucy Ibbotson

SSNZ move bid to set up gym for top athletes

Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) is hoping to relocate its Wanaka headquarters to bigger premises within the town and set up a high-performance gym for exclusive use by the country's top athletes.

'Riding a ray of sunshine'

'Riding a ray of sunshine'

‘‘It's like riding a ray of sunshine,'' is how Wanaka man Will Miller describes the experience of driving the resort's new tuk-tuk.

Land bought to preserve lake views

Land bought to preserve lake views

A section of the former Wanaka Primary School site which was sold to Ngai Tahu recently has been on-sold to neighbours of the property, who say they bought the land to preserve their lake view.

Yello! trials regular Wanaka bus service

Yello! trials regular Wanaka bus service

Wanaka will welcome its first public transport service this month, when cab company Yello! begins trialling a series of regular bus loops in and around the town.

Two hospitalised

Two people were flown by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital, one with a suspected fractured skull, after a vehicle crash on Cardrona Valley Rd on Saturday.

Seasoned campaigners win

Seasoned campaigners win

Seasoned campaigners Murray Child, of Maungakaramea, and Bruce Parkinson, of Raetihi, took the national titles in the heading events at the South Island and New Zealand sheep dog trial championships at Alpha Burn Station near Wanaka on Saturday.

Little snow at Coronet

There will be a "big investment" in snow-making at Coronet Peak this week if the skifield is to meet its scheduled opening of this Saturday.

Suitable sites for community wastewater scheme identified

A community wastewater scheme in Cardrona came a step closer last week as a report identifying the most suitable site for a plant and disposal system was presented to residents.

Kerry pulsing with pride at zigzag win

Kerry pulsing with pride at zigzag win

It has been a good week for Tinui farm manager Kerry Kilmister and his dog Pulse.

Statue celebrates dogged shepherds

Statue celebrates dogged shepherds

The culmination of seven years of work towards establishing a dog trial memorial in Wanaka was toasted with whisky at the foot of Mt Iron this week.