Lucy Ibbotson

Hill end fire inquiry complete

A decision on whether anyone will be prosecuted for a recent burn-off at Wanaka's Hillend Station is still some weeks away.

Well played, Nana...

Well played, Nana...

I have been lucky enough to meet several centenarians in my time as a journalist, all of them remarkable and memorable in their own way.

Sports facility site works start

As the Wanaka community anxiously awaits next week's decision on whether a new pool will be built at Three Parks, work is already under way at the subdivision on the long-awaited $13.4 million Wanaka Sports Facility.

SH6 Hawea turn-off might be improved

SH6 Hawea turn-off might be improved

Long-standing safety concerns about the State Highway 6 turnoff to Lake Hawea are to be addressed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) early next year.

Residents oppose extra subdivision

Residents of a rural general-zoned subdivision in Wanaka are angered by a proposal to develop land protected at present from further subdivision, a consent hearing heard on Monday.

Speed bumps to find new resting place in cemetery

A $55,000 council judgement error at Cardrona is to be laid to rest at a new cemetery near Queenstown.

Crash driver rolls into rock

Crash driver rolls into rock

A Wanaka woman was extremely lucky to avoid serious injury when the vehicle she was driving rolled at Hawea Flat district, emergency service workers say.

Prepared for Vintage Fair

Prepared for Vintage Fair

Cardrona Valley residents are dusting off their olden-day outfits once again.

Volunteer was 'very generous lady'

Volunteer was 'very generous lady'

Volunteering circles in Wanaka have been left devastated by the death of one of the town's most valued volunteers, Maureen Anne ''Mo'' Schofield, who slipped and fell about 40m on to a rocky creek bed while walking the Fern Burn Track on Monday.

Christmas tree lights on

Christmas tree lights on

Sir Tim Wallis had the honour of lighting up Wanaka's new 7.3m community Christmas tree on Monday evening.