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.
A spate of minor crashes and smashes and a few drink-driving incidents were reported to police over the weekend, as visitors flocked to Wanaka to enjoy Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow and the start of the school holidays.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council reached an important milestone last week when it signed off its long term plan.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council last week voted unanimously to pass a suite of recommendations on road access to the proposed Larchmont Developments subdivision at Arthurs Point.
Thousands of plane-spotting, camera-toting aviation enthusiasts spent many hours transfixed by action in the skies at the weekend as the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow went through its paces for the 14th time since 1988.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force has been no stranger to Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show since the show's inception in 1988.
Wanaka husband and wife Andi and Ellen Delis are about to turn their dream into a reality, writes Marjorie Cook.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has increased this year's budget for the Queenstown Memorial Hall upgrade by $80,000 to $200,000, allowing the project to proceed to the tender phase in the hope of preventing construction delays.
Dunedin man Grahame Fox got a $3000 thrill of a lifetime when he took a flight in a P51-D Mustang at Warbirds Over Wanaka on Friday.
With their talk of directing, choreographing and conducting, one might have thought the air traffic controllers at this year's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow were better suited to careers on the stage.