Wading into water is all in a day’s work for the Otago Regional Council’s environmental monitoring team. Fresh water information is essential for the region, and both low and high water levels...
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After a week with a flooded Lake Wanaka on his doorstep, Lake Bar owner Peter Byrne was finally back in business yesterday afternoon.
The clean-up is continuing in Wanaka and Queenstown after the heavy rain and surface flooding at the weekend.
The flood clean-up continued in Wanaka yesterday as lakefront businesses were reconnected to the sewerage system.
Wanaka police are attempting to track down the driver of a "mini jet-boat" filmed speeding along a section of Mt Aspiring Rd at Glendhu Bay, flooded by Lake Wanaka.
Five Royal Australian Air Force Hornet fighter jets will put on a display at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow at Easter.
A driver tackling one of the South Island's many flooded thoroughfares has captured the moment another traveller took a unique approach to the challenge, cruising down the road in a jetboat.
A group of patrons compete during the stein-holding contest at the Wanaka Beer Festival on Saturday.
Residents of Wanaka and Queenstown are breathing a sigh of relief now that water levels in the towns' lakes have peaked and are beginning to recede.
Heavy and constant overnight rain in Wanaka and the headwaters of rivers has resulted in more water inundating the lakefront.
Wanaka business and building owners in the flood zone are prepared and waiting for rising lake waters to enter the central business district.
After months of digging for Queenstown Airport Corporation studies done, but not made public, on alternative sites for Queenstown Airport,a Frankton resident has come up empty-handed.
Several lakefront Wanaka businesses that had managed to keep operating despite flood risk preparations were forced to close their doors yesterday afternoon when their sewerage connection was cut.
Forecast rain is expected to continue to lift the levels of Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu this evening and in coming days.
Many Wanaka lakefront shops and businesses are now empty after volunteers spent yesterday evacuating merchandise and machinery, as well as sandbagging exterior walls.