Visitors flocked to Wanaka at the weekend to enjoy the 75th Upper Clutha Agricultural and Pastoral Show, which was celebrated on Friday and Saturday in calm, clement conditions.
The Upper Clutha Rugby Club and Luggate Albion Cricket Club yesterday won Wanaka Community Board support for new long-term leases over reserves to future-proof their sports.
Wanaka's leaders are plugging on with more town centre traffic-calming measures.
A decision released by Environment Court judge Jon Jackson this week criticises evidence presented by the Upper Clutha Environmental Society in the Parkins Bay case, but says society witness Julian Haworth and other appellants should not be blamed for a resource consent delay.
Bob and Pam McRae's seven-year dream finally come true yesterday when they learned a Sir Bob Charles-designed 18-hole championship golf course and 42 luxury homes had been approved for Glendhu Station.
The Wanaka Community Board - advised by chairman Lyal Cocks in January not to get too excited about the proposed June 30 completion date for the long-awaited $630,000 Ardmore-Brownston roundabout - now has three more roundabouts in gestation.
Continuing conflict between Lake Wanaka users has prompted the Wanaka Yacht Club to suggest that either power boat activity be prohibited in Roys Bay or a 5 knot speed limit be extended over the bay.
The Shaping Our Futures public forum has endorsed a proposal for a one-stop shop district events office for Queenstown and is recommending the Queenstown Lakes District Council increases its annual events budget from $380,000 to $1.6 million over four to five years.
New Zealand's extreme white water kayaking champions will be decided on the grade four-plus Citroen Rapid in the Kawarau River on March 10.
Invercargill golfer Robyn Boniface (56) triumphed over Ann Braithwaite of New Plymouth yesterday to win the national women's senior match play championship for the third year in the row.
Another site dilemma has emerged in the Wanaka Rowing Club's battle for a lakeside boat shed, after not one member supported Eely Point in the latest round of submissions to the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Police have received a report of a naked man tramping at Colquhouns beach, West Wanaka, between 11.30am and noon yesterday, sparking a fresh bout of calls for public assistance in identifying the person.
As debate continues to rage over the best site for the Wanaka Rowing Club's boat shed, the club held its first regatta between Stony Creek and Ruby Island on Lake Wanaka at the weekend.
The fate of the Jackson Bay wharf in South Westland will be open for public debate next month, when the Westland District Council releases its 10-year plan for consultation.
Wanaka swimmers Sophie Fairbairn (12) and Gregor Findlay (11) hit the jackpot when they won six medals at the New Zealand junior championships in Wellington last weekend.
A wide range of sports events will dominate Lake Wanaka and local roads and trails this weekend.
The Otago Regional Council will talk to the Hawea Irrigation Company regarding irrigation water escapes, following an Otago Daily Times report last week about occasional flooding problems faced by Kane Rd resident Maire Matheson over 31 years.
The public will have an opportunity to comment on the site of Wanaka's new police station in Ballantyne Rd, following a decision to apply for redesignation "for police purposes".
Hawea Flat property owner Maire Matheson has endured 31 summers of irrigation flooding on her property without adequate resolution and now says, "Enough is enough".
It seems inconceivable South Westland's rugged, remote, boulder-piled beaches should be polluted by plastic. But at the foot of most driftwood mountains, there's a drink bottle, a sea-battered fishing float, or a tangle of ropes and nets. Marjorie Cook reports.