Lucy Ibbotson

Park supporters get reprieve

Supporters of a proposed riverside community park near Luggate have been given a reprieve by Contact Energy in their bid to buy land for the conservation project.

Skifields welcoming the white stuff

Skifields welcoming the white stuff

As some operators in the Southern Lakes ski industry celebrated up to 40cm of snow on the district's mountains yesterday, the coverage at Wanaka's Cardrona Alpine Resort remained unconfirmed after staff's access to the skifield was blocked ... by snow.

Rich history livens town

Rich history livens town

The sharing of Luggate's rich history is transforming the township from a ''hidden hollow'' into an exciting place to live and visit, resident Graham Taylor says.

Council approves land exchange

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved an exchange of land at Hawea Flat to create a public track, and acknowledged the support of the farmers involved.

'Gutted' after Contact rejects land offer

'Gutted' after Contact rejects land offer

Contact Energy has rejected Lewis Verduyn-Cassels' offer to buy a piece of land near Luggate for the community, leaving the river conservationist ''gutted'' and unable to meet the power company's counteroffer.

Bid to secure land for community use

Bid to secure land for community use

River conservationist Lewis Verduyn-Cassels has put his money where his mouth is in a bid to secure a piece of land for community use.

Resort start this year a possibility

Resort start this year a possibility

Work could begin later this year on an international golf resort near Wanaka, nearly a decade after plans were unveiled.

Battle looms over proposed watersports base

Battle looms over proposed watersports base

Another battle over buildings on Wanaka's lakefront is looming, as those behind a proposed watersports facility step up their campaign to garner public support.

Submitters want end to'sign wars'

Stopping ''sign wars'' between businesses is among the priorities raised by submitters on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's signs plan change.

Carcass dumping 'stinks of poaching'

Carcass dumping 'stinks of poaching'

A series of deer carcass dumpings by suspected poachers near the Cardrona River took a new twist yesterday when three other species of dead animals were dumped at the same spot.