A "commercial agreement" between Contact Energy and the Tarras Community Association is on the cards for a multimillion-dollar scheme to pump water from the Clutha River.
The winds of change have blown back the years at Hawea Flat where a monument has been raised to commemorate one of the area's earliest landmarks.
Nordic skiing facilities at the Snow Farm on the Pisa Range are to be protected by a trust put in place to safeguard the cross-country skiing assets for future development.
New Zealand's top freeskier, Jossi Wells, will be trying to display the aerobatic form which earned him several titles at northern hemisphere events, when the New Zealand Freeski Open starts near Wanaka tomorrow.
Mount Aspiring College ski and snowboard teams made almost a clean sweep of the competition at the recent Otago Southland Secondary School Snowsports Championships, held at Cardrona Skifield, near Wanaka.
Top New Zealand snowboarders James Hamilton, Mitchell Brown, Julianne Bray and Kendall Brown will line up against an impressive international field at a FIS World Cup halfpipe event at Cardrona, next month.
Snow sports injuries cost the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) more than $15 million last year, with treatment claims more than quadrupling since 2004, when the sport cost New Zealanders $3.7 million.
Whether the Cabinet will confirm the long-awaited relocation of the Wanaka Primary School can go ahead should be known in the next three weeks.
Ngai Tahu is increasing its stake in South Island tourism developments and is set to open a multimillion-dollar hot pools complex on the West Coast.
Treble Cone Racing Academy director Guenther Birgmann is picking New Zealand national representatives will be spurred on by the presence of a strong international field at the national alpine ski-racing championships.
A sniff may be the typical hello between your average canine chums, but that certainly doesn't compare to the kind of greeting reserved for specialist avalanche sniffer dogs.
Treble Cone's Motatapu Chutes hosts the Big Mountain finals of the New Zealand Freeski Open today, and several competitors will be hoping their local knowledge pays off.
There will be paws aplenty at the Snow Farm, next week, with about 40 dogs expected to line up for the Wanaka Sled Dog Festival.
Driving doesn't get cooler than this. Pisa Range vehicle-testing operation the Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground has opened its specialised ice-tracks to the paying public this year. Wanaka reporter Matthew Haggart went along for the ride.
A lost 41-year-old tramper was found alive near Mt Pisa by Wanaka Search and Rescue (Sar) team members.
Snowsports action returns to the mountain slopes around Wanaka this week with three major international events taking place at Cardrona and Treble Cone skifields.
Queenstown snowboarder Nick Hyne is well placed to topple Noway's Roger Kleivdal from his top qualifier spot at the FIS Continental Cup slopestyle event at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
The first stand-alone retirement village in the Queenstown Lakes district is on track to be built next year, with developers Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) "extremely pleased" after two meetings with interested buyers.