For 40 years, Hazel Horne has lived on the banks of the Waiatoto River, but never had she seen it sweep across her property with the force it did on Tuesday.
The Otago Regional Council says it is not letting its guard down as waters in the region rise after heavy rainfalls around the main divide.
Concerns about consent breaches, infrastructure limits, and a lack of information about wastewater discharge at the Hawea wastewater treatment plant were the main subjects discussed at a meeting last week.
A smile, a positive attitude and a helping hand. That is what Aaron Johnstone, the new full-time minister at St Ninian's Hawea Community Church, has to offer to the communities of Lake Hawea and Hawea Flat.
The Luggate community has urged the Queenstown Lakes District Council to "be brave" when it comes to decision-making on the future of Wanaka Airport.
The large upgrade of the Upper Clutha Rugby Football Club clubrooms at the Wanaka Showgrounds is just two months away from completion.
Putting in some hard graft picking up horse manure on Saturday morning were Hawea Food Forest working bee volunteers Kanuka Elms (left) and Tamehana Urquhart (both 12).
Opponents of the Wanaka Watersports Facility have rejected claims they are now "on board" with the facility's development.
Part of the Crown Terrace in the Crown Range was closed to one lane following a crash that has left one person injured.