Imposing a minimum flow of 900litres per second for the Lindis River would mean some farmers would be forced off their land.
The term ''flatlining'' has been used in an Environment Court appeal hearing in Cromwell to describe the state of the Lindis River and several other Otago waterways.
Divisions within the Tarras community over use of the Lindis River for irrigation have been brought to the attention of an Environment Court appeal hearing in Cromwell.
The spectre of climate change has made an appearance in the closing stages of the Environment Court appeal hearing over the use of water from the Lindis River.
Wanaka police were yesterday afternoon unaware of a complaint two fake building inspectors were approaching home owners in the Wanaka area.
A 50-year-old American man was airlifted off the Timaru River Track near Lake Hawea yesterday afternoon, suffering from dehydration.
One of Cardrona’s pioneer women is now being remembered in high places.
Two fake building inspectors are reported to be on the prowl in Wanaka.
A third Lakes District camping ground operator has joined the chorus of discontent over the new Queenstown Lakes District Council "hub" near Luggate, which offers some tourists free camping sites.
Rural residents near Wanaka say they are infuriated by a new sign "inviting" campers to park along Ballantyne Rd.
A Summerland Express Freight truck carrying dangerous goods ran off State Highway 8, the Lindis Pass, early yesterday morning causing ''moderate'' injuries to the 43-year-old driver.
A recovery crew was called to remove items from a dangerous goods truck which ran off the road on the Lindis Pass this morning, injuring the driver.
Opponents of the proposed SHA on the outskirts of the Lake Hawea township are not convinced there is sufficient evidence of demand for the ''affordable'' housing it would provide.
A millennium path on the Wanaka lakefront appears likely to be retained, but where and in what form has not yet been decided.
The internet's full of videos of people jumping off high places with not much to hold them up. Mark Price talks to experienced speed flyer Mal Haskins about the sport.
The Lake Hawea community was the first in the country to kick up a stink about irresponsible freedom campers. That was many summers ago, but problems still linger.
Some Upper Clutha camping grounds believe new, free camping "hubs" are affecting their business, while others say it is too early to tell.
Hot, dry windy, conditions yesterday were welcomed by the organisers of the Wanaka Rodeo.
The founder and director of the South Island’s biggest music festival is in favour of having drug kits at his event.
The pilot of the Yak-3 aircraft that crashed at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow last Easter is taking the show organisers to court.