The Lions Club has given $6500 to Upper Clutha Senior Citizens, after the recent successful launch of a 2012 heritage calendar "A Walk in the Past".
Wanaka Wastebusters this week elected a new chairman and board to lead the organisation in its search for new sources of income.
Up to 250 members of The Hobbit film crew were working on Treble Cone, in the Matukituki Valley, yesterday but those in charge were keeping mum about who was in town and what part of J.R.R. Tolkein's popular story was being filmed.
Wanaka and Queenstown paddleboarders hope to convince the Queenstown Lakes District Council today they should be exempt from wearing life jackets in the southern lakes.
The proposed Milford Dart Tunnel has not found favour with the Otago Conservation Board, which resolved at a meeting in Lake Hawea on Thursday to oppose the construction of a tunnel access road in the Mt Aspiring National Park.
Proposals to move part of a lakeside walking track have not budged Lakes Environmental consultants from their opinion the six-house Damper Bay development should be declined resource consent.
St Bathans resident Keith Hinds has questioned whether the Otago Conservation Board knew the extent of proposed renovations to the historic St Bathans Post Office when it submitted in support of a 10-year lease to an accommodation provider.
In September, Jup Brown and Rick Zwaan were complete strangers. Now, at the end of Mr Brown's two-month mission to run the length of New Zealand, the men are firm friends, because of their shared love of adventure. Marjorie Cook reports.
Wild cats should be destroyed not encouraged, the Otago Conservation Board says in response to a stray-cat management policy being promoted by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Strong westerly winds on the Cairnmuir range that blew competitors off their bikes were among the final challenges for athletes in the gruelling Central Otago 24hr adventure race.
Three Wanaka teenagers were arrested and charged over the weekend for their alleged part in a group beating of two men outside the Doughbin Bakery in Ardmore St early on October 30.
Beef cattle buyers got out their wallets in Haast on Thursday last week in one of the biggest spend-ups at a South Island stock sale this year.
Multisport athlete numbers are climbing after a concerted effort at national level to encourage more participation.
Fences went up at a popular Aubrey and Outlet Rds mountain-biking spot near the Clutha River outlet about a month ago, but a Queenstown development project manager, Richard Hanson, says he understands the owners of the private land remain friendly towards mountain bikers and walkers.
Shot on the wings of a Skyhawk, Wanaka's new Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction museum has won a bid for a retired Royal New Zealand Air Force Aermacchi.
Wanaka triathlete Tony Dodds (24) has traded his customary summer of fun for some extra hard slog as he prepares to qualify for next year's Olympic Games in London.
Wanaka triathlon supporters intend to offer a $10,000 first prize to the male winner of the Contact Cup race on January 20, in what Triathlon New Zealand officials believe would be the largest first prize in this country for a short-course event.
Wanaka's long-awaited Skyhawk jet fighter arrived by truck yesterday afternoon and will be reassembled this week by six members of an Ohakea-based team comprising Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel and Safe Air contractors.
The casket containing the body of John Aspinall (60) of Mt Aspiring Station is carried from his funeral in Wanaka yesterday.
Representatives from Wanaka's new recycling collection contractor Smart Environmental were in town this week hoping to make peace with the organisation it undercut by 50% in a tendering process.