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.
Fish were practically jumping on the lines at the Lake Hawea Family Fishing Classic on Saturday.
Otago Daily Times reporter Marjorie Cook travels South Westland with a team cleaning plastic debris from remote beaches.
A 56-year-old nelson man who badly fractured a leg and injured his head when he fell about 5m in the Gorge River valley during a tramping trip in South Westland is recovering in Dunedin Hospital after a challenging helicopter rescue on Thursday afternoon.
The search for solutions to an accumulation of sludge is looking promising, solid wastes manager Stefan Borowy told the Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure services committee this week.
Smart Environmental's recycling services begin in Wanaka on March 5, with new crates to be delivered to eligible properties from Monday, February 20.
Favourable progress has been made with attempts to reduce the amount of algae in Wanaka's domestic water supply, following the trial of a filtration plant at the western intake, project manager Ken Gousmett reported this week.
The process for procuring the services of council consultants was approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure services committee this week.
A six-house development proposal for Damper Bay, criticised by the Wanaka Residents Association last year for its "industrial scale", has been refused by two Queenstown Lakes District Council commissioners.
Detailed designs will be drawn up for road rehabilitation works in Panorama Tce, Queenstown, following the Queenstown Lakes District Council infrastructure committee's approval of concept plans on Tuesday.