They came, they launched and now they're off home.
The new owner of the Luggate Hotel has been given a year to prove himself.
Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has been granted consent with conditions to construct a dwelling and relocate a historic woolshed to his lakefront property in Wanaka.
Cheers of joy could be heard across the tarmac at Wanaka Airport yesterday morning as Nasa's stadium sized balloon left Earth on a possible 100-day journey around the southern hemisphere.
Nasa has successfully launched its stadium sized super pressure balloon from the Wanaka Airport, just after 11am this morning.
The centenary of World War 1 inspired Wanaka man Ken Allan (69) to write the history of two men who were as different as could be, but became friends after fighting in the Battle of the Somme.
Nasa will attempt another launch of it super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport tomorrow morning.
Nasa seventh launch attempt was postponed at 4.50am this morning due to forecast winds potentially causing the flight to go off course.
In his role as caretaker of the former Cardrona schoolhouse, Martin Curtis peers up and down the picket fence he built around the historic precinct, checking if any pickets have been mown down during the night by vehicles.
Conditions have again thwarted Nasa's attempt to launch its super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport.
The long-term future of the Wanaka Airport will now be in the hands of the Queenstown Airport Corporation, but the community will still have a say in how it is run.
The dream of a Wanaka gravedigger to provide shelter for mourners will officially become a reality this weekend when the Wanaka cemetery’s new lychgate is formally opened.
The presenter at the recent Falcon Club Nationals' prize-giving in Cromwell, jokingly suggested that Wanaka's Daphne Ledgerwood should just stay seated up the front of the room.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has told Lake Hawea residents the council is not blind to the concerns the community has about the permanent chlorination of its water supply.
Organisers are predicting records could be broken this weekend, as conditions are perfect for fast riding in New Zealand's longest, hardest and arguable most scenic mountain biking event.
What is rural and what is not was one of the questions posed at a resource consent hearing in Wanaka this week.
Wanaka business Have a Shot will close its doors next month.
Nasa hopes the weather will align for the launch of its super pressure balloon tomorrow morning.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council hopes to bring Wanaka into the future with a proposal to install two fast electric car chargers in the town's main street.
More rural land on the outskirts of Wanaka could be developed if plans for two subdivisions are approved by independent commissioners.