Police have confirmed one person was killed in a crash on State Highway 6 just south of Wanaka Airport early this morning.
Wanaka's 15th annual Craig’s Aspiring Art Award has been won by Deborah Moss, who receives the $10,000 grand prize for Glowing Again.
Three boating infringements worth a total of $1500 were issued on Upper Clutha waterways during the Christmas-New Year holiday period.
Admiring Intersect, a work by guest artist Mark Cowden, of Dunedin, are Aspiring Art Awards exhibition workers (from left) Leigh Cooper, Sarah Jamieson and Yeverley McCarthy.
Firefighters fully contained the Glendhu Bluffs/Emerald Bay fire site near Wanaka yesterday and Fire and Emergency New Zealand scaled back its operations.
Police in Wanaka are cautioning people to be careful with their cooking equipment outdoors after a large blaze destroyed a Department of Conservation reserve at Glendhu Bluffs on Sunday.
Wanaka police are cautioning people to be careful with their cooking equipment outdoors after a large blaze destroyed a Department of Conservation reserve at Glendhu Bluffs on Sunday.
A massive fire on the shores of Lake Wanaka, which has burnt through hundreds of hectares of farmland and native bush, is mostly under control, but hot, dry weather forecast for the next week means...
Firefighters will continue to control and monitor the perimeter of a 280 hectare Glendhu Bluffs fire site near Lake Wanaka for the rest of this week but now consider the huge blaze mostly contained...
Lake Hawea shoppers could soon be spoiled for product choice but competing for parks, with three stores now planned to operate as neighbours on the corner of Capell Ave and Parry Cres.
A $20 million mostly subterranean home, The Sanctuary, has been designed to replace a mansion on a prime Wanaka site. Marjorie Cook reports on what could be Wanaka’s biggest house.
The Wanaka Community Board is celebrating the town’s biggest Christmas present — the 250m-high Mt Iron and about 100ha of reserve.
Wanaka animal control officer Tanya Bottomley says she runs long distances because she is a "scaredy-cat" who wants to prove it is possible for women to do anything without fear.
Wanaka police are investigating public complaints about taxis overcharging customers during the festive period.
It will be "all hands on deck" if Covid-19 emerges in the Queenstown Lakes district over the New Year holiday period, the Southern DHB and WellSouth have promised.
About 40 Red Frog volunteers will help provide safe zones, peer support and emergency connection services in Wanaka and Queenstown.
The Rhythm & Alps music festival in Wanaka is under way as the skies cleared and the crowds started rolling in - but the Covid-19 Omicron variant soon cast its shadow.