Some Wanaka holiday homeowners are not impressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed visitor accommodation rule variations and say they will never let their home for long-term rent.
Lifejackets, preparation, and knowing the rules are the three key issues Otago harbourmasters are emphasising to boat users ahead of another busy holiday season out on the water.
Craig and Nicky Marshall have come agonisingly close to completing the first leg of their journey to the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow in their 1928 Packard Roadster.
The Upper Clutha Water Group will begin its formal work programme in March, after receiving $385,000 from the Government's Freshwater Improvement Fund.
Wanaka adventurer Mark Sedon has reached the summit of The Spectre, a prominent 2000m rock spire in the Gothic Mountains in the Antarctic.
The Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce has new leadership, following the election of Bridget Legnavsky as chairwoman and Mike Toepfer as deputy chairman at its board meeting last week.
Arguments about how good vegetation management could outweigh any adverse effects in a proposed subdivision near Luggate dominated an Environment Court hearing in Wanaka last week.
A campaign to repatriate five historic airliners and display them at the National Transport and Toy Museum in Wanaka is close to securing its first target.
An overloaded helicopter and poor pilot culture have been found to be the causes of the fatal 2014 helicopter crash on Mt Alta, near Wanaka.