Lake Outlet Holiday Park owner Glenn Tattersall will be breathing a sigh of relief on Christmas Day.
Maungawera Valley farm worker Dougal Fyfe (23) was farewelled with tears and love at his funeral yesterday on his family farm near Lake Hawea.
The Wanaka Chamber of Commerce has re-elected most of this year's executive to continue the organisation's work next year.
Wanaka farm worker Dougal Fyfe (23) was a keen outdoorsman with an infectious enthusiasm for adventure who had recently returned to his family farm in the Maungawera Valley after two years' working in Australia.
Police are advising motorists to keep left, after a rash of recent complaints about vehicles weaving over the centre line.
With just five days to go before Christmas Eve, Wanaka police have plans to boost their presence in the Upper Clutha region.
One day it seems Wanaka is a tumbleweed town, the next it's like a circus, according to business owners.
An Environment Court ruling earlier this month has prevented the Queenstown Lakes District Council from taking the unusual step of calling evidence in opposition to its own resource consent commissioners in an appeal against an approved amusement park opposite Wanaka Airport.
Business in Wanaka was thrown into disarray yesterday afternoon during a power outage of about 75 minutes.
Challenge Wanaka defending champion Jamie Whyte doesn't particularly want head winds next month, given that a gale knocked other cyclists from their bikes in last January's race.
The Lee and Synnott families are in a dispute over the Snow Park skifield on the Pisa Range and will attempt to resolve the issues through a confidential mediation next week, the Otago Daily Times understands.
Nothing produced in evidence this week in the Damper Bay case has convinced Lakes Environmental consultants to change their advice that resource consent for six houses should be refused.
Wanaka environmentalist Julian Haworth claims a Damper Bay landowner has "bribed" the Queenstown Lakes District Council to get a portion of the Millennium Track realigned in the hope of gaining development consent.
Any house built at Damper Bay will not be allowed to be an off-the-shelf design and must meet unusually strict and unique design controls, Auckland architect Pete Bossley says.
Cardrona was bathed in sunshine yesterday for the seventh annual vintage fair in the former gold-mining village at the foot of the Crown Range.
Lake Wanaka Tourism is reporting a challenging past year for its 413 members, as the town grapples with cuts in flights to Wanaka Airport, dwindling airline passengers and the continued effects of the global economic recession.
Cardrona singer-songwriter Martin Curtis had been entertaining school children with kea stories for years before he learned about the Kea Conservation Trust and its drive to save the endangered bird.
Skeleton racers Katharine Eustace, of Wanaka, and Ben Sandford, of Rotorua, were in golden form this weekend, winning two gold medals each in America's Cup competition at Lake Placid.
Richie Johnston (29), of Wanaka, is a live kidney donor. He gave one of his organs to his father, Rob Johnston, on November 7.
Wanaka Yacht Club members provide a guard of honour for Trevor Hawke in Wanaka yesterday as he is farewelled by several hundred people.