Lucy Ibbotson

Plan for 16 house lots in subdivision

Plan for 16 house lots in subdivision

Former Ministry of Education land near Wanaka's town centre will soon be available for residential use, its developer says.

No date for Shrek exhibit

No date for Shrek exhibit

It could be up to a year before the mounted remains of hermit sheep Shrek are unveiled at Te Papa, despite the famed merino having been at the Wellington museum for almost a year.

Mystery as wedding band goes full circle

Mystery as wedding band goes full circle

Mystery surrounds the movements of a long-lost wedding ring which recently resurfaced in a Dunedin garage, nearly 30 years after it went missing during a rugby match several kilometres away.

Climber seriously injured in fall near Wanaka

Climber seriously injured in fall near Wanaka

A rock climber was seriously injured in a fall at a popular climbing spot near Wanaka yesterday afternoon.

Everyone has smashing time in holiday gala sun

Everyone has smashing time in holiday gala sun

Smashing crockery, throwing gumboots and straining against a horizontal bungy were among the family fun activities at the Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish's annual holiday gala at the Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.

Big plans for pet rescue programme

Big plans for pet rescue programme

Animal-loving Wanaka woman Buffy Paterson has big plans for her fledgling pet rescue programme, which will hold its first adoption day today at Wanaka's annual holiday gala.

Bad weather fails to deter festival-goers

Bad weather fails to deter festival-goers

Although windy, wet weather meant popular Lake Hawea music festival ''Summerlands'' struggled to live up to its name again yesterday, organisers were ''stoked'' conditions were an improvement on last year.

Plenty of laughs yet for clown

Plenty of laughs yet for clown

Dodging bucking bulls and broncos is all in a day's work for rodeo clown Richard Robinson, yet speed and agility are not necessities for the job, he says.

Bouquets, brickbats for first-time festival

Bouquets, brickbats for first-time festival

Rhythm and Alps organisers say although future festivals will require ''tweaks'' following mixed reviews from some who attended, they are ''ecstatic'' with the event's success at its new site in the Cardrona Valley.

Coverage win for Vodafone

Coverage win for Vodafone

The ongoing coverage failures frustrating Telecom mobile customers in Wanaka is having a positive spin-off for rival network Vodafone.