A community-based native plant nursery will be established in Wanaka to help pave the way for reforestation projects around the Upper Clutha, as part of a year-long plan by community organisation the Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust.
Police in Otago are stepping up their campaign targeting the dangerous driving practices of corner-cutting, centre-line crossing, and driving on the wrong side of the road.
A decision on the proposed Parkins Bay golf resort near Wanaka has still not been released, with the delay now 50 days over the recommended statutory framework for a resource consent application.
Consent is being sought to develop a residential subdivision on an 8.4ha site on Cardrona Valley Rd.
A $75 million golf resort approved for Parkins Bay, near Wanaka, is expected to help drive Central Otago into position as New Zealand's premier golfing tourism destination.
‘‘A great feeling of relief'' is how Glendhu Station landowners Bob and Pam McRae described the decision to approve their Parkins Bay golf resort dream.
Clutha Environmental Society president Julian Haworth said he would be resigning from his position tomorrow if an appeal was not lodged against the Parkins Bay resource consent decision.
The release of the official decision on whether Cardrona Valley skifield pioneers the Lee family can proceed with a $16.6 million alpine gondola near Wanaka has been further delayed.
Confirmation of resource consent for a $16.6 million gondola planned for the Cardrona Valley, near Wanaka, arrived for father and son team John and Sam Lee yesterday evening.
Country music figures and occasional Wanaka residents Shania Twain (42) and producer husband Robert "Mutt" Lange (59) are to part.
Southland Institute of Technology claims it is an "innocent bystander," caught in a backlash from Wanaka residents protesting Treble Cone skifield's 2008 ski season pass prices.
The building of more cycleways and walkways in the Queenstown Lakes district is being actively pursued by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Mountain-biker Dan Aitken has his sights trained on representing New Zealand at the World Cup downhill championships in France next month.
A $50,000 bike park at Lismore Reserve in Wanaka is nearing completion after nearly a month of earth-moving work and design shaping.
The capacity of the Wanaka town water supply is inadequate to cope with the expected growth of the town and needs to be upgraded.
Climbing the world's highest peak has been part of the job for Wanaka-based alpine guide Lydia Bradey.
Work has started on the Hawea River track, a walking and cycling track linking Lake Hawea with Albert Town along the Hawea River.
Wanaka residents woke to the first inversion cloud layer of the year over the town yesterday, but the chilly temperatures on the mountains above were an early boon for snow-making at some skifields.