The race for Olympic selection is not quite over for Wanaka triathlete Nicky Samuels, who has been named in the New Zealand team but must wait until the end of next month for her entry to be confirmed by the International Triathlon Union.
Film-makers Jeanie Ackley and Carl McNeil moved to Albert Town from Dunedin over six years ago, eager to spend every available minute in the outdoors making fly-fishing films or travelling.
Tim Tucker knows Robinson helicopters like the back of his hand.
Organisers of this year's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow have declared it a "resounding success", despite a slightly smaller crowd of about 65,000.
Promising sport climber Finn Fairbairn (15) of Wanaka is glad he did not give up on his sport 18 months ago.
Public submissions are being sought on the proposed transfer of ownership of the Jackson Bay wharf, along with some other assets of the Westland District Council, to a commercial company.
Wanaka accommodation providers yesterday criticised the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed new visitor recovery costs scheme through changes to its rating differentials.
A debt-conscious Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday began picking its way through a "wish list" of projects submitters want to see become reality by 2022.
Contact Energy's review of its Clutha River land bank has sparked calls for the electricity generator to be a "responsible corporate citizen" and repatriate land ethically, while securing critical public access easements.
"Fault on all sides" contributed to a Skydive New Zealand plane accident that claimed nine lives at Fox Glacier on September 4, 2010, New Zealand Parachuting Industry chief executive Keith Gallaher said yesterday.
Newly appointed Snow Farm manager Jo Lynch (36) is no stranger to Wanaka's ski industry, coming into her position with more than 14 years' snow sports instructing experience.
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.