Lucy Ibbotson

Park hopes remain, despite land sale

Park hopes remain, despite land sale

As corporate and community interests collide over a parcel of land on the banks of the Clutha River near Wanaka, the future of a proposed public riverside park - featuring conservation, recreational, historic and educational elements - is unclear. Lucy Ibbotson talks to those behind the park proposal and the long-term landowner.

Doc may buy Contact land

The Department of Conservation plans to buy several parcels of Contact Energy land in the Upper Clutha if a funding application is successful.

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Luggate residents have again come out fighting against a proposed solar sludge-drying facility near their town, this time through the formal consultation process.

Call to make camper pay for blaze

The person responsible for a fire that burned more than 100ha of forest and tussock land in the Mt Aspiring National Park last year should foot the firefighting bill, a report recommends.

Owner pleads for 'log cabin'

Owner pleads for 'log cabin'

Losing Wanaka's distinctive ''log cabin'' building from the lakefront would spell disaster for Simon Stewart's business, he told the Wanaka Community Board yesterday.

Golf prize an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany

Golf prize an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany

From a few beers to an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime, the golf prizes won by Wanaka man Michael Bayliss just got a whole lot better.

Library site for council services not supported

Library site for council services not supported

Do not relocate council services into the Wanaka Library, the town's community board has urged.

Kayaking: Seconds separate top teams on Clutha

Just 4 seconds separated the first two teams home in the Wild Descent kayak race on the Clutha River yesterday.

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.