Wanaka News

Land in lieu of reserves payment

Land in lieu of reserves payment

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will receive land rather than cash as a reserves contribution from the developers of three subdivision stages within the big new Northlake special zone.

Altitude variations led to balloon flight ending

Altitude variations led to balloon flight ending

The Nasa high-pressure balloon released from Wanaka Airport in May exceeded last year's flight duration by a fortnight, setting a record for a mid-latitude flight of 46 days, 20 hours and 19 minutes.

Rules for sale proceeds

Rules for sale proceeds

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will put in place rules today to govern the use of the $15.6million proceeds from its sale of Scurr Heights land.

‘Career guide’ mourned by peers

‘Career guide’ mourned by peers

Russell Braddock, the New Zealand mountaineer killed in an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday, was well known in the Wanaka and Mt Cook areas.

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