Lucy Ibbotson

'Impasse' but no principal problem

'Impasse' but no principal problem

Discord among those governing Wanaka Primary School has reached an ''impasse'', the Ministry of Education representative tasked with ironing out issues at the school says.

Biathlon: Sports body, IOC at odds over policy

Biathlon: Sports body, IOC at odds over policy

New Zealand's ''laughable'' selection criteria for the Winter Olympics has biathlon administrators lobbying the New Zealand Olympic Committee for policy change.

Ministry steps in at Wanaka school

Ministry steps in at Wanaka school

Governance issues at Wanaka Primary School have led to Ministry of Education intervention to address ''risks'' to the school's operation.

Date change to boost Challenge Wanaka

Date change to boost Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka would be held a month later than its traditional race weekend next year, organisers announced yesterday.

Multisport: McNeice completes first male double at Wanaka

Multisport: McNeice completes first male double at Wanaka

A near-perfect race for Dylan McNeice at Challenge Wanaka on Saturday secured him the event's first male back-to-back victories, while first-time female champion Candice Hammond was ''shocked'' to hold on for first place in a hard-fought women's race.

Multisport: Allan's success could signal future in sport

Multisport: Allan's success could signal future in sport

Multisporter Dougal Allan's long-distance triathlon debut at Challenge Wanaka on Saturday could signal the beginning of a promising career in the sport after the hometown hero clinched third place in the men's elite field.

Dedicated pair of competitors tri, tri again

Dedicated pair of competitors tri, tri again

Among the many athletic achievements at today's Challenge Wanaka, crossing the finish line will mark a bigger milestone than most for Jonathan Simpson and Mark Smoothy, who hope to complete their 40th long-distance triathlon.

Multisport: Top field to tackle Challenge Wanaka

Widely recognised by elite athletes as one of the toughest iron-distance courses in the world, Challenge Wanaka will once again put swimmers, bikers and runners of all ages and abilities to the ultimate test today.

Multisport: Ussher happy to be back and believes

Multisport: Ussher happy to be back and believes

Conquering Challenge Wanaka a second time has remained firmly on multisport legend Richard Ussher's radar since he broke the course record in 2010.

Appeal made for more event helpers

Appeal made for more event helpers

As the annual Challenge Wanaka festival of sporting events began yesterday, organisers issued an appeal for more volunteers at this weekend's flagship race.