Legal advice will be sought over the status of a privately operated Wanaka landfill as council officers dig deep into paperwork stretching back more than 20 years to resolve a stoush over resource consent compliance issues and ownership.
Talk of a recession and its predicted effect on the property market does not wash with Wanaka's real estate institute spokesman, Ross Rainsford, who said yesterday he was seeing little change in demand from purchasers.
Visitors to Wanaka will have to wait to see if shops will be open for business tomorrow and on Sunday.
Multisport adventure race came down to the wire in the open women's and men's events in Alexandra yesterday, with the second-placed challengers opening the throttle and rattling the race leaders.
Strong winds and hot temperatures have been dogging Team 503 of Wanaka but with one day to go in the three-day event, the members are already thinking about next time.
Dunedin multisporter Dougal Allan (22) goes into the third and final day of the Goldrush Multisport race around Central Otago today hoping he can hold on to his lead.
Canadian country music star Shania Twain eclipsed Prime Minister Helen Clark and Department of Conservation officials yesterday at a rare public appearance for the official opening of the new Motatapu Track and the Macetown Restoration Project.
The body of Melbourne climber Alan Leslie Beck (49) was found by a search and rescue team yesterday, 15 metres under an ice slab on Mt Aspiring.
There are only slim hopes that missing climber Alan Beck (49), a New Zealander living in Melbourne, has survived conditions on Mt Aspiring but searchers would continue to give him ‘‘their best shot'', Sergeant Aaron Nicholson said yesterday.
Wanaka residents Jo Dippie and Angus Gordon are concerned a Riverbank Rd landfill that has been operating for several years without a resource consent may contain hazardous substances that could leach into Cardrona River underground aquifers.
Three intoxicated teenage boys were picked up by Wanaka police from Spencer Mall in Dunmore St at 1.20pm on Saturday and returned to their parents, after a member of the public reported concerns about their condition.
The 71st Upper Clutha A & P Show was a resounding success, with organisers estimating the best attendance figures yet.
Up to 100 people waited for an hour at the Upper Clutha A and P Show in Wanaka yesterday to see National Party leader John Key open his mouth.
It is a case of better late than never for Lake Hawea boaties, who can begin using a new jetty that was supposed to be installed before Christmas.
The calling off of next week's Wings and Wheels Over Waikato Airshow has not surprised members of the Wanaka aviation community, who say they have long felt the competing event might not happen.
Award-Winning writer Eleanor Adams (14), of Wanaka, has plenty of tales to tell but the best news of all yesterday was that her father, Quentin Adams, would be there.
Warbirds Over Wanaka spectators at Easter can expect a New Zealand-first exhibition in the form of a live and loud gun-firing demonstration from a Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk.
A 17-year-old Wanaka youth has been arrested and charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing injury.