Right up until the end of her life, Otago regional councillor Maggie Lawton was a tireless advocate for her constituency.
Wanaka developer Allan Dippie's plans for a two-storey house overlooking Lake Wanaka are a step closer to reality with a council planner recommending resource consent be granted.
The tightening of access to public land through high-country stations is becoming a trend as new owners move away from farming, Otago Fish and Game Council's Niall Watson says.
Prime Minister Bill English was on edge during his visit to Wanaka this weekend.
Each year, green-fingered gardeners spend hours trying to grow the biggest pumpkins or the brightest beetroot with the hopes winning a prize or two in the Wanaka A&P Show.
Another year, another record attendance at the Wanaka A&P Show.
A woman who prevented a possible assault on another woman in Wanaka on Thursday morning, says she just reacted and did not consider her own safety.
Brooke King (12), of Invercargill, cools off with an ice cream at the Wanaka A&P Show yesterday. Fine weather drew thousands of people to the big show’s first day, where the temperature hit 25degC in the late afternoon.
The partner of the Wanaka man who suffered life-threatening injuries after an unprovoked attack says the couple are ready to move on after one of his attacker’s appeal for a shorter sentence was denied.
Another subdivision is being planned for Wanaka which, if given the go ahead, will add another 23 houses to the town’s growing housing stock.
The cause of a fire which burnt a large area of vegetation and rural land in Dublin Bay on Thursday is unlikely to be pinpointed.
Fire investigators are concerned people dumping ashes in Dublin Bay near Wanaka could cause another major blaze in the area.
After years of dodging the law and ignoring it all together, retailers in Wanaka will finally be able to legally trade on Easter Sunday.
Wanaka is ready for the big show.
For the first time in the 80-year history of the Wanaka A&P Show, dogs will not be allowed into the show grounds.
Legal action could be taken in an effort to overturn the decision to allow US television presenter Matt Lauer to buy Hunter Valley Station.
Another group has come out against the public access provisions set during the sale of Hunter Valley Station to American television show host Matt Lauer.
Despite battling cancer, Otago Regional Councillor Maggie Lawton is determined to make sure the concerns of her constituents are still heard at the council.
There is a chance, if you look to the skies over Southland and Otago in the next week, you might be able to catch a glimpse of aviation history.
Thousands of tourists flock to Wanaka and surrounds each year to experience breath-taking scenery, land on which wealthy foreigners and New Zealanders are happy to hand over millions of dollars. Tim Miller looks at the impact of such sales.