Monitoring of blue duck or whio in Mt Aspiring and Fiordland rivers has found many populations managed to survive the recent heavy rains and floods.
Bill Jelley (85) was "flat out" yesterday raking meadow hay on his 4ha farm at Mt Barker, near Wanaka. This is the 73rd hay-making season for Mr Jelley's Ferguson tractor.
Fire restrictions are in place across Otago a month later than usual as changing weather poses challenges for firefighters.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has imposed water restrictions on Luggate residents to help conserve ‘‘rapidly dropping reservoir levels’’.
Two trampers were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued in challenging conditions at Mt Aspiring National Park over the weekend.
Possibly the only surviving buff weka bird from a group of 30 relocated to Mou Waho Island in Lake Wanaka in 2004 to recreate a mainland species has fathered his 28th and 29th chicks this season.
Drug raids in the Wanaka area yesterday netted a haul that included dozens of opium poppies, MDMA, LSD and cocaine.
A once leaky, old back country hut in the Mt Aspiring National Park has been saved from demolition and is ready to shelter another couple of generations of trampers.
A Wanaka paddleboarder who has reached the pinnacle of her sport several times in the last decade has decided to change tack.
Drug raids in the Wanaka area today netted a haul that included dozens of opium poppies, MDMA, LSD and cocaine.
The winning painting in this year’s Aspiring Art Competition had organisers scrambling for their dictionaries.
Two trampers were forced to activate a rescue beacon amid life-threatening wind gusts on Mt Aspiring National Park.
Journeys near and far are never complete without a sketchbook in hand for Lake Hawea artist Renee Walden.
Wanaka police are appealing to the public for any information on a spate of burglaries and thefts involving vehicles and properties in the Northlake and Aubrey Rd area.
A Wanaka bike group is calling on QLDC to prioritise the repair of cycle trails three weeks after it completed its final clean-up following the early December weather event.
Horticultural workshop host Ben Elms, also known as Dr Compost, of Wanaka, talks to The News about his love of the industry and how others can make the most of their garden, too.
Australia bushfire relief benefit concert co-organiser Nicola Simonsohn collects money from Daniel Derby (7), of Lake Hawea, as her daughter Evie Simonsohn and fellow Mt Aspiring College pupil Luca...
Wanaka police are appealing to the public for any information around a spate of burglaries and thefts involving vehicles and properties in the Northlake and Aubrey Rd area.