Concerns were raised yesterday at the large number of people partying on Ruby Island and the large number making their way to the island on floats.
Summer took a short break yesterday morning, when some areas of Central Otago received a touch of frost.
A Wanaka electric bike company believes it has filled a gap in the market by combining vintage motorcycle design with modern technology and created an eco form of transport that looks great and rides even better.
Christmas Day in Wanaka started warm, fine and overcast but light rain just before lunchtime emptied out the lakefront and prompted most holidaymakers to head for the shelters.
The public will get access through Wanaka's Bullock Creek wetlands earlier than expected due to a major grant from the Central Lakes Trust announced yesterday.
Slackliners using Wanaka's Pembroke Park are being asked to be more discriminating in their choice of trees before tying their line between them.
Wanaka Coastguard president Jonathan Walmisley has praised the actions of three water-based tourist companies which assisted in its search for a man who drowned near Stevensons Island on Friday.
The inaugural Critic and Conscience of Society Award winner and environmental crusader Dr Mike Joy says Wanaka needs to reduce its cow numbers and put a stop to the intensification of the dairy industry to save its waterways.
Wanaka ratepayers are likely to see a small reduction in their rates following a vote by the Wanaka Community Board to recommend a $6 million funding allocation towards Wanaka swimming pool debt.
Wanaka Ignite Chamber of Commerce chairman Alistair King stepped down after 10 years on the board at the annual meeting at the Lavender Farm, near Wanaka, on Wednesday night.
A Wanaka conservationist and Predator Free New Zealand advocate believes trapping has to be done in urban backyards if we are to save New Zealand's wildlife and has organised two workshops this...
Helicopters flying over Wanaka's Ruby Island are a common occurrence but it's not every day you see them carrying a 10,000-litre water tank suspended underneath.
Wanaka cinemagoers will get an early Christmas present when Cinema Paradiso opens its third cinema in time for the start of the school holidays.
A Hawea Flat man had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon when he attempted a controlled burn of flax leaves and the fire got away on him.
For the first six months of this year, Otago's hydro lakes were low, but the Electricity Authority says consumers did not face a power crisis.
How an upgraded water system for Hawea failed to deliver what was needed is to be discussed, after a review found various issues with the project's management.
The ORC will consult the public later this week about managing the Clutha River’s flow to ensure the different needs of the community are met.
A weekend of celebrations was held at Luggate Hotel to mark 150 years since it first opened its doors.
Cigarette butts, bottle caps and a pair of black bikini underpants were just some of the rubbish picked by volunteers on the first Wanaka Beach cleaning event organised by Sea Shepherd.