Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Wanaka company mourns Sherpas lost on Everest

Wanaka company mourns Sherpas lost on Everest

A Mt Everest expedition run by a Wanaka-based company is mourning the loss of three of its Sherpas in an avalanche which engulfed 30 people.

No weather worries for Warbirds

No weather worries for Warbirds

Contrary to rumours, today's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has not been cancelled because of bad weather.

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

If inspectors from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment were in Wanaka yesterday, almost every retailer in the resort will face fines for breaching Easter trading laws.

Warbirds cancellation rumour false

Warbirds Over Wanaka organisers are anxious to dispel any rumours this weekend's show has been cancelled owing to poor weather.

Show jets test the air

 Show jets test the air

Just in case anyone had forgotten the biggest warbirds airshow in the southern hemisphere starts on Saturday, six racing jet aircraft flew low, slow and quietly over Wanaka's lake frontage yesterday afternoon.

Resignations end school board woes

Resignations end school board woes

A Primary School board of trustees chairman Mike Thomas says the school's governance woes are behind it after two of its board members resigned.

Wanaka community patrol gearing up

Wanaka camera shop owner Steve Worley (left) has been chosen as chairman of the town's newly-formed community patrol group.

Comedy debate returns

A popular comedy event will return to this year's 40th Queenstown Winter Festival.

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