Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Huge relief to know family safe

Huge relief to know family safe

Wanaka woman Yashoda Khadka is feeling ''great relief'' after learning her husband and family members are safe in Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks at the weekend.

Balloon mission terminated in Outback

Balloon mission terminated in Outback

The Nasa super pressure balloon mission launched a month ago from Wanaka appears to have been ''terminated'' in the Australian Outback.

No further trace of student

A helicopter search of the Young River in the Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday failed to find a 20-year-old American tramper missing since Saturday.

Approval granted for subdivision after objection removed

Approval granted for subdivision after objection removed

A residential subdivision on the edge of Wanaka has been approved after the sole objector withdrew their submission.

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

This is the tale of an ancient tartan cloth gone missing. It is set in a 500-year-old Scottish castle, and the players include a Scottish Lord, an elderly maiden aunt and Robyn MacIntosh-Handtschoewercker, of Cardrona. The action is said to have begun at the battle of Culloden, Scotland, 270 years ago. Mark Price reports.

Fears tramper swept away

Fears tramper swept away

Police fear a missing University of Otago student could have been swept away in a flooded river during a tramp in Mt Aspiring National Park at the weekend.

Wanaka festival ends on high note

The sixth Wanaka-run Festival of Colour ended on a high with an inspired performance from Circo Aereo's Thomas Monckton in The Pianist.

Special and something for all

Special and something for all

''The best little arts festival in the country'' was Southern Lakes Festival of Colour director Philip Tremewan's assessment of the week-long celebration of theatre, dance music, conversation and visual arts which concluded in Wanaka yesterday.

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