Visitors to the Blue Pools near Makarora will be relieved when construction of a toilet block and new parking area is finished in November.
A war of words is continuing between Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult and the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, the group's chairman claiming a letter from the Mayor was "full of bluster".
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking feedback from Wanaka residents on a concept plan for stage 3 of the Wanaka lakefront development plan.
Once a fortnight, a Wanaka church is one of the most popular venues in town for seasonal skifield workers.
A Hawea resident whose house is directly opposite a proposed Spark telecommunications tower has asked if the chief executive of Spark would live within 50m one of his cellphone towers.
The Queenstown Lakes mayor has accused the Wanaka Stakeholders Group of ''scaremongering'' over claims the town will be at risk of overtourism if the proposed redevelopment and expansion of its airport goes ahead.
The past, present and future of New Zealand's first cross-country skifield will be celebrated this weekend when Wanaka's world-class Snow Farm turns 30.
Respected NZ academic, author, journalist and economist Max Rashbrooke has been invited to speak in Wanaka about the town's "growing pains" and to suggest how people can positively influence change.
Bee keepers, flower growers and other non-traditional farming types will be highlighted at next year's Wanaka A&P Show.
Rhythm and Alps has announced London artist Wilkinson will headline the premium New Year's Eve slot at the 2019 festival in Cardrona Valley this summer.
Almost 12 months after it was totally destroyed by an overnight blaze a Wanaka organic eatery is reopening its doors for business.
Flying by helicopter will be the only way to visit the Rob Roy Glacier for several months after the closure of the track on Monday because of erosion.
Construction of the first of two Wanaka Primary School teacher's residences is expected to start in the next couple of weeks after the demolition of the former teacher's residence yesterday.
A year ago Tourism Industry Aotearoa appointed two advocates to encourage tourism operators to sign up to the NZ Tourism Sustainability Commitment. Kerrie Waterworth spoke to South Island advocate Megan Williams.
Wanaka's second annual Waste Free Fair had a constant stream of visitors yesterday afternoon, and organiser Sophie Ward said in the space of a year there had been a "huge shift in community thinking'' towards minimising waste.