Recycled batteries and photographic film are finding new life as pieces of pure, fine silver jewellery.
The first generation of Wanaka-trained lifeguards are champing at the bit to tackle the job of saving the lives of swimmers in trouble.
The biggest issue in the annual plan budget for the year ahead, as identified by Queenstown Lakes District Council staff, is the costing of new waste management services.
His paintings have names like The Dancing Chicken. He's designed bed linen and painted the Antarctic. He's quirky and comic but there's a book out portraying him as a "serious artiste''. He's Dick Frizzell. Marjorie Cook reports.
Triathlon New Zealand has proposed a sprint triathlon in Wanaka on January 16 next year, the day before the long distance triathlon.
An appeal to the Environment Court regarding a controversial building platform for Roys Peninsula has been adjourned until August 18 because the court could not hold the fixture yesterday.
Marathon runner Nina Rillstone has joined the ranks of Wanaka-based Olympians, but has the distinction of being the only summer games athlete. She spoke to Marjorie Cook about her road to Beijing.
The Wanaka Community Board wants the Queenstown Lakes District Council to proceed with a $240,000 investigation into the inflow and infiltration of stormwater into Wanaka sewerage systems, following complaints about ageing systems or illegally or incorrectly connected pipes.
The Wanaka Community Board has approved boat ramp works in Roys Bay, up to the value of $100,000, in the 2008-09 financial year.
Upper Clutha resource management consultant Quentin Smith (30) is recovering in Burwood Hospital, in Christchurch, after sustaining serious back injuries in a paragliding accident on Treble Cone on Saturday.
Supporters of imprisoned Haast helicopter pilots Dave (62) and Morgan (30) Saxton could not get them out of jail for a party in Wanaka on Saturday, so they took the next best thing: cardboard cutouts.
A report on the legal ownership and resource consent status of a Wanaka landfill is not likely to be released before the end of this month, as local authorities continue to investigate complaints about activities at the Riverbank Rd site.
A dozen Haast women are preparing to shed their inhibitions and their clothing for a scenic calendar being designed to raise money for the Saxton Appeal Trust.
Sheep have been roaming freely on the Crown Range road for years, oblivious to the traffic hazard they pose.
The Kyrgyzstan New Zealand Rural Trust raised more than $300,000 at a charity auction and dinner in Queenstown last week.
A proposed 40-unit apartment and conference centre development was passed in for $1.5 million at a mortgagee auction in Wanaka yesterday.
High-profile Hong-Kong based barrister and philanthropist Gerard McCoy QC, of Christchurch, has been appointed to lead the South Westland greenstone appeals, Saxton Appeal Trust chairman Mike Hill said yesterday.
Queenstown businessman Al Spary is calling for supporters of convicted Haast greenstone thieves Dave and Morgan Saxton to boycott Ngai Tahu businesses.
A trust established to support convicted Haast greenstone thieves Dave and Morgan Saxton has organised an aerial protest over Paparoa Prison, Christchurch, and other parts of Canterbury today.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is not going to buy Wanaka's Sticky Forest for a reserve but it appears the trees are not quite out of bounds to the public if they respect the owners' rights.