Lucy Ibbotson

Bikes for workers wanted

Bikes for workers wanted

Clyde man Frits Wouters is calling for offers of second-hand bikes to benefit Vanuatuan seasonal workers in Central Otago.

Site search suspended

The Wanaka Rowing Club's long-running quest for a suitable waterside site for its proposed boat shed is on hold until after the rowing season, committee member Nick Blennerhassett says.

Pair honoured by LandSAR

Pair honoured by LandSAR

Two Queenstown Lakes men are among the first recipients of a new national award for search and rescue excellence.

Contract for old school

Ngai Tahu has a conditional contract on the old Wanaka Primary School site, the Ministry of Education confirmed yesterday.

New ways to puzzle the punters

New ways to puzzle the punters

Puzzling World creator Stuart Landsborough was the first customer through the doors when the new multimillion-dollar illusion room at the Wanaka tourist attraction opened at 8.30am yesterday.

New commercial building popular

New commercial building popular

The owners of Wanaka's Speight's Ale House in the new 93 Ardmore St building have this week been turning away prospective customers who could not wait for the restaurant's opening today. The eatery, and other tenants, are in the new mixed-use building at the eastern end of Wanaka's prime lakefront commercial strip, on a 1131sq m site next to the Bullock Creek reserve.

Community celebrates its pioneers

Community celebrates its pioneers

Motorists passing through Cardrona on Saturday were momentarily transported back in time as they shared the road with horses, stagecoaches and people in period costume during the community's 150 Years of Gold celebrations.

Unexpected boost for cricket funds

Unexpected boost for cricket funds

Some 10 years after the Wanaka Cricket Club was disbanded, a sum of forgotten money left in its coffers has resurfaced and been handed over to the club's former on-field foe.

Kayak park a rapid success

Kayak park a rapid success

A new whitewater kayak park on the Hawea River is the ''world's best'' and is already being eyed up by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) for major events, its American designer says.

91-year-old's daily 182km bus ride for a cuppa

91-year-old's daily 182km bus ride for a cuppa

Frankton woman Margaret Forbes is 91 and a creature of habit. Almost every morning, seven days a week, she boards a bus at her front door and travels to Wanaka via Cromwell for a cup of tea and a chocolate brownie at the same cafe, before catching the bus back to Frankton over the Crown Range.