World-ranked snowboarder Carl Murphy (33), of Lake Hawea, has a Paralympic gold medal in his sights.
Disgruntled Wanaka accommodation providers protested this week over the proposed introduction of what was recently described by the Queenstown Lakes District Council as "the next best thing to a bed tax".
Game On Everyone, a new recreation club for Upper Clutha people with intellectual disabilities, hopes to improve links between sports clubs and families so members can have more opportunities for achievement and competition.
Retiring Cardrona Alpine Resort employee Kay Curtis (66) admits she is "one of the originals".
The listing of the northwest arm of a prominent Lake Wanaka landform, Roys Peninsula, for a reported asking price of $8 million, has come as no surprise to Wanaka's outspoken advocate for...
A Christchurch couple are unhappy after they received a freedom camping infringement notice while their van was parked outside a Wanaka backpackers where they were sleeping.
A big crowd, perfect weather and an appearance by All Blacks captain Richie McCaw thrilled organisers of yesterday's practice day for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, setting the scene for a huge weekend.
A Wanaka holiday-maker's decades-long private study of parasites that cause a seasonal swimmer's itch has entered a new and exciting phase and Dr Norman Davis now wants up to 30 frozen duck heads to dissect.
Puzzle-maker David Strang (70) never knew that a gift he made for his grandson 11 years ago would turn into an almost all-consuming passion.
A 17-year-old Wanaka youth who had faced a charge of injuring with intent was discharged without conviction in the Queenstown Youth Court yesterday, after Judge Michael Turner said he was satisfied...
The risk of drinking water contamination from septic tanks and dairy cows was considered at a Hawea Flat water quality meeting on Sunday night.
Elite mountain bikers fulfilled the promise of a showdown in Saturday's Round Lake Hawea event, comprehensively smashing course records in both the 125km and 95km Round Lake Hawea mountain bike races.
Experienced mountainbikers David Drake (40), Andrew McLeod (52) and Blair Coupe (37), all of Wanaka, decided they were too old to chase multisport star 26-year-old youngster Dougal Allan around Lake Hawea but could still show him a thing or two.
'Team Rat' chief pilot Peter Garden is on a mission to eradicate rats from some of the world's most remote, uninhabited islands. Wanaka reporter Marjorie Cook learns about his work to save endangered bird colonies.
All the "in" businesses in Wanaka seem to sport a "Knitsy" yarn bomb and the Artisans' Co-operative is no exception.
Wanaka multisporter Floortje Draisma (34) is no stranger to the 125km Round Lake Hawea mountain bike race, having competed in 2008 and 2010, when she filled sixth and third places respectively.
January's Challenge Wanaka triathlon festival brought at least $6.3 million worth of direct economic benefits to the region and created a significant international media profile for the town, according to the results of an independently audited athlete survey released this week.
Heat exhaustion and rudder-biting sharks were all part of the adventure for Sydney-based kayaker Stuart Trueman (49), who will visit Dunedin this week to talk about his 16,000km odyssey.
Travelling lightly on the land is a life purpose for former professional windsurfer Dave Osborn.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has instructed its chief executive to begin developing an "events office action plan" and report back by August on how such an office would be operated, staffed and governed.