When Fi Fairbairn pulls on her wetsuit and goggles to tackle a gruelling 45km solo swim the length of Lake Wanaka on Good Friday, she reckons her late husband would have been proud.
Worldwide, more people are travelling than ever before, fuelled by greater global prosperity, cheaper air travel and the rise of the middle class in many emerging markets.
A group of Upper Clutha mothers have come together to film a video to show the Southern District Health Board and politicians the importance of their midwives, who they believe have gone "above and beyond the call of duty".
Blocking the entrance to a reserve popular with freedom campers was done by a young US man "concerned for the environment" - with help from a local farmer.
The summer of multisport is not over just yet.
International companies are returning to Warbirds Over Wanaka this Easter, as preparations for the 30th Anniversary event continue to accelerate.
Grandparents on e-bikes through to children on their first bikes are being encouraged to join a mass ride around Wanaka to celebrate biking and walking being made a key pillar of QLDC's 10-year plan.
The Millennium Track between Glendhu Bay and Waterfall Creek has been closed due to a rockfall on Sunday in which a woman narrowly missed being struck by a boulder.
Public anger over an "out of control" Lake Hawea freedom camping site appears to have spilled over with access blocked by gravel and debris yesterday.
Two world-class chefs will be collaborating for one night in Wanaka to raise money for a local youth trust early next month.
One of the United States F-16 demonstration team pilots performing at Warbirds Over Wanaka says those in attendance should expect a show.
Wanaka's foreshore redevelopment plan has yet to be implemented but work began yesterday on improving the parkland beside Bullock Creek next to the Dinosaur playground.
The effort to repatriate long-lost New Zealand airliners and display them in Wanaka is continuing to make progress, according to campaign head Paul Brennan.
Despite a protest by an anti-rodeo contingent, the New Zealand National Finals Rodeo finished without incident in Wanaka yesterday.
It's all about rodeo for the Perkins family from Southland.
A mountain-bike competitor died during Saturday's Macpac Motatapu multisport event.
Another year, another round of stunning weather, another huge crowd.
The ODT's Paul Dywer talks with Wanaka A&P Show event manager Jane Stalker and treasurer Bronwyn McCarthy about this year's popular event.
For the past 20 years the popular, if somewhat "chaotic", Jack Russell dog race has delighted crowds at Wanaka's A&P Show.
How heavy do you think Richard the ram is? Come down to the ODT tent at the Wanaka A&P show today and you could win a special prize.