The price and availability of Wanaka’s shared housing market is one of the reasons why Otago Polytechnic outdoor and adventure education is moving its base from Cromwell to Wanaka in 2020.
An area within Cardrona Alpine Resort has been declared by DOC as a nationally significant site for alpine lizards following the discovery it had one of the highest diversities of lizards known on the NZ mainland.
A 90-year-old Dunedin man has been a Department of Conservation volunteer warden at Kerin Forks Hut in Mt Aspiring National Park for 17 summers but this year could be his last.
Customers and staff at Wanaka’s NZ Post Shop saw a Christmas light show like no other yesterday afternoon when a ceiling light burst into flames.
Rob Roy track walkers hoping the Department of Conservation 10km return one-day track would reopen next month will be disappointed.
Cardrona Alpine Resort is hoping to start upgrading snowmaking infrastructure at Treble Cone skifield as early as next month but it still has to sign a Department of Conservation lease before it...
A section of Ardmore St along the lakefront in Wanaka is likely to remain closed for several more days despite the flood waters having receded.
A review of the Film Otago Southland Office and Board announced by the Queenstown Lakes District council has been welcomed by one of its regional partners.
Residents of Wanaka and Queenstown are breathing a sigh of relief now that water levels in the towns' lakes have peaked and are beginning to recede.
Heavy and constant overnight rain in Wanaka and the headwaters of rivers has resulted in more water inundating the lakefront.
Wanaka business and building owners in the flood zone are prepared and waiting for rising lake waters to enter the central business district.
Several lakefront Wanaka businesses that had managed to keep operating despite flood risk preparations were forced to close their doors yesterday afternoon when their sewerage connection was cut.
Many Wanaka lakefront shops and businesses are now empty after volunteers spent yesterday evacuating merchandise and machinery, as well as sandbagging exterior walls.
Occupants of a Department of Conservation campsite near Haast are being evacuated due to the threat of falling trees.
Hikers arriving by private transport at Wanaka’s popular Roys Peak track may soon have to pay a hefty fee to leave their vehicles in the car park.
The kea, the world’s only alpine parrot is thriving in some parts of the South Island but disappearing from other areas. What are the prospects for the endangered species?
A pair of French tourists arrived Wanaka's Roys Peak car park at 3am in the hope of ''being alone'' on the hike, but they found 40 others on the summit at sunrise.