Saturday's sunshine put a smile on the face of Snow Farm cross-country skiers, as they celebrated the skifield’s signature 42km international race, despite it being cancelled.
Cromwell’s ambitious, multimillion-dollar town centre development faces challenges from other commercial activities, earning the Cromwell Commmunity Board another reminder to “get on with it”.
Former Wanaka lawyer Jan Caunter, now living in Tauranga, has been appointed to an independent consenting panel to consider the $280million Silverlight Studios development near Wanaka Airport.
More information about the proposed Tarras airport should be available this month, as lobby group Sustainable Tarras keeps pressure on the developer to release more research.
The path is not yet clear for the $7 million expansion of the New World supermarket on to a public reserve in Cromwell’s town centre.
Silverlight Studios has won conditional support for its $280million film studio development from environmental lobby group the Upper Clutha Environmental Society.
Wanaka businesswoman Anna Ross and her partner Fergus Sully are preparing for international take-off in the beauty products industry.
Consent compliance investigation is under way after Wanaka residents and the Department of Conservation complained about erosion in Rockabilly Gully.
Robust discussion about Cromwell’s proposed $16million town hall is expected to continue.
An off-duty paramedic tried in vain to save a motorcyclist’s life after coming across a crash on the Crown Range Rd yesterday.
A small, three-bedroom Wanaka house was sold online for more than $2.1 million last week - more than double its rateable value of $930,000 and about five times what it might cost to build today.
Covid-19 restrictions have stymied the release of new information about the proposed airport at Tarras.
Queues of customers were forming outside Wanaka outdoor equipment shops, cafes, optometrists and pharmacies during the first day of Alert Level 3 restrictions on Wednesday.
A Wanaka environmental campaigner is gearing up to fight billionaire Peter Thiel's plan to build a luxury lodge on the shores of Lake Wanaka.
Wanaka developer and employer Allan Dippie is optimistic commercial property development prospects remain strong, despite the current Covid-19 situation.
The Covid-19 restrictions may have put the kibosh on viewing Wanaka’s prime commercial property offerings for now, but agents expect investors’ interest to return.
Several of Lake Wanaka’s famous giant eels are trailing long pieces of white string, creating the suspicion people have been illegally fishing from or near the Roys Bay jetty for the native fish.
Charges have now been laid against the seven men who were found jet-boating on the Makarora River last Friday and police are warning people to stay close to home for exercise and recreation.
The Government has invested $46.5million in redeveloping Mount Aspiring College, but board of trustees chairman Dr Ian Hall wants more.
There has been an unsettled start to spring in ski paradise.