Lucy Ibbotson

Veteran takes centre stage

Veteran takes centre stage

Three generations of George Watson's family looked on proudly as the 92-year-old returned serviceman shared some of his war stories with a packed Lake Wanaka Centre yesterday.

Kayak race starts in top conditions

Kayak race starts in top conditions

After two postponements in as many years, the Wild Descent kayak race on the Clutha River started in perfect conditions in Albert Town yesterday.

Still having a ball

Still having a ball

Bruce and Mary King's long-lasting love story began on the dance floor, much like many couples of their era.

Glass artist's greatest pride is last work for family

Glass artist's greatest pride is last work for family

Retired stained-glass and leadlight craftsman Arthur Raffills has countless decorative pieces from his past displayed in churches, public buildings and private homes throughout the country.

Captive skinks produce 21 young

Captive skinks produce 21 young

Twenty-one grand and Otago skinks have been born in captivity since a recent large-scale collection of the endangered lizards near Wanaka.

Drivers behave

Wanaka police have reported a relatively trouble-free weekend despite the large number of people who were in town for the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow.

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

If inspectors from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment were in Wanaka yesterday, almost every retailer in the resort will face fines for breaching Easter trading laws.

Resignations end school board woes

Resignations end school board woes

A Primary School board of trustees chairman Mike Thomas says the school's governance woes are behind it after two of its board members resigned.

Wonderbox for Te Papa Shrek show

Wonderbox for Te Papa Shrek show

While a date for Te Papa's Shrek exhibition is yet to be set, a museum representative has been spending time in Tarras this week hearing the late celebrity sheep's story from those in his hometown.

Final consents sought

Thirty-three more sections are proposed within Wanaka's sought-after Meadowstone subdivision, the ''last of the last'' for the development.