Silverlight Studios is waiting to hear if it has won approval for a fast-track consent for its proposal to build a $280m film studio complex on the edge of Wanaka. Marjorie Cook asked studio spokesman Mike Wallis what's next for the project.
A Wanaka couple are hoping people go crackers for their new sustainable business.
Dreams do come true.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is satisfied with the Government’s $46million investment in Mount Aspiring College’s new teaching spaces, whare, studios and library.
Mountain bikers have been blasted as "brainless idiots" for causing the deaths of three pregnant cows after ignoring signs and spooking them on a remote Lake Hawea station.
Zella Downing fears the Upper Clutha community is ‘‘fighting a ghost’’ as it tackles Tarras airport development plans by Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL).
Native birdlife is thriving in the Matukituki Valley, near Wanaka, because of work over the past seven years by volunteer predator controllers.
Auckland businessman Glen Sowry is the new chief executive of Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) and will move with his family to Queenstown to take up the role in mid-September.
It took just four short months for Central Otago entrepreneur Dre Hart to get his manuka-smoked olives into 95 New Zealand stores. Now he's working on moving into Australia.
A new supermarket chain is coming to Wanaka.
Queenstown and Wanaka skifields are no longer banking on Australia to help boost visitor numbers this season as more Covid-19 restrictions are implemented across the Tasman.
The absence of light is not necessarily the only thing that can keep one in the dark on a mine visit, former ODT reporter Marjorie Cook discovers.
Former Wanaka writer Marjorie Cook employs a bicycle in her search for a swimming pool and some relaxation in Germany.
Former Otago Daily Times journalist and Wanaka Lake Swimmers club member Marjorie Cook hardened up and accepted an invitation to go on a winter ocean swim with two tough Cork swimmers she met in her home town of Wanaka.
Wine and food vendors did a roaring trade at Warbirds Over Wanaka during Easter weekend and many say they will be back for the 2012 show.
It's an increasingly fast-paced world, with more and sometimes seemingly pointless demands being made on people's time and resources. How do you sort the good from the bad?
When Wanaka mother-of-two Susan Helmore decided to explore the chemical-free path, she ended up making it her business.
The 2008 International Triathlon Union women's world champion, Sam Warriner, of Whangarei, has just launched her coaching business, Sweat7. And, as Warriner (39) explained to Wanaka reporter Marjorie Cook last weekend, she is still racing for the long haul.
Sometimes you can feel you are living in a war zone. Wanaka couple Steph and Steve Combe know what that's like and how it feels when you let stress go. Marjorie Cook reports.
Wanaka property developers say the Queenstown Lakes District Council's new development contribution policy destabilises the development industry, slows growth and forces them to consider going elsewhere.