Four years ago, the Upper Clutha baby boom was causing sole Wanaka midwife Emma Bilous to tear out her hair in frustration as she ricocheted between 70 clients.
The independent management contract for the Lake Wanaka Centre is secure for the next 12 months, Lakes Leisure facilities general manager Ian Paterson confirmed at a public meeting on Wednesday night.
The mothers of Caleb Trembeth and Natalie O'Neill are dismayed that the sentencing of a Wanaka youth who has admitted charges of dangerous driving causing the young people's deaths, and dangerous driving causing injury to two others, has been delayed until July 14.
Five full-time St John ambulance officers are undergoing training and orientation in Wanaka this week in preparation for the winter season.
The fate of Lakes Environmental Wanaka parking warden Daryl Taylor remained in limbo last night after a meeting yesterday to hear a complaint about his conduct, made by the acting editor of the Wanaka Sun.
Three appeals have been lodged against Parkins Bay Preserve Ltd's resource consent for Wanaka's second golf course proposed for Glendhu Bay.
The winter accommodation market is in full swing in Wanaka as seasonal workers begin to arrive for the ski season.
Wanaka triathlete Merryn Greenwood finished 12th of 21 professional women athletes competing in the Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil-Jona race in Switzerland on Sunday.
Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow 2008 has returned a modest but undisclosed profit and the organising trust is restructuring to improve the future financial return.
After 20 years organising Wanaka's popular Warbirds airshow, general manager Gavin Johnston (63) has decided to call it a day.
Overcast conditions did not dampen the spirits of 130 orienteers and multisporters taking part in the Cardrona rogaine on Saturday.
The St John ambulance service was asking the Government for an additional $40 million each year, on top of the $89 million already being received from crown agencies, chief operating officer Kevin Tate of Auckland said this week.
Wanaka St John station manager Don McMillan says the service is in good heart as it gears up for the winter snow sports season, despite concerns expressed by the town's GPs about a "frustrating lack of ambulance capacity".
The rezoning of Wanaka's Kirimoko Block is back on the Queenstown Lakes District Council agenda after two neighbouring developers reached a private and amicable agreement with the landowners and decided to withdraw from an Environment Court appeal.
The St John ambulance system in Wanaka is "slow, hide-bound, unsafe" and only surviving because of the goodwill of general practitioners, Wanaka Medical Centre doctors have told the Minister of Health David Cunliffe.
Wanaka skeleton racer Louise Corcoran (29) ended her northern hemisphere season on a high at the weekend, winning the America's Cup at Lake Placid in the United States at the weekend.
The small but booming Wanaka Swimming Club is punching above its weight, having finished this summer's season ranked sixth out of the 20 clubs competing at the Otago championships.