Monday 08th July, 2019

Tarras Fire Brigade controller Mark Davidson is on a mission to improve the safety of both motorists and golfers at a bend on State Highway eight, just north of Tarras.

A metal guardrail was removed from the corner, next to the Tarras Golf Course, eight years ago, raising concerns someone could get seriously hurt, or killed.

Thursday 04th July, 2019

The Government has announced a $7.5m funding boost which will protect southern lakes and double funding for tackling aquatic weeds.

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced the funding in Wanaka on Thursday for Land Information New Zealand, which is responsible for biosecurity at five lakes in the South Island.

Tuesday 25th June, 2019

It's what you might call a speedy delivery.

An Upper Clutha woman had to deliver her own baby while on the road to hospital in Alexandra last month.

With an increase in the number of women giving birth in the Cromwell-Wanaka area, there are calls for more resources to be put in place.

Wednesday 19th June, 2019

Feeling more secure when an earthquake hits is the aim of a free course taking place in Wanaka on Sunday.

The course is being run by local survival and preparedness specialist Ben Logan.

Tuesday 11th June, 2019

Ironman Braden Currie is not resting on his laurels and now plans to compete at the World Ironman Championships.

Currie recently won a title at Cairns and won't be returning home to Wanaka until after the Kona race in Hawaii in late October.

Monday 10th June, 2019

The Upper Clutha Rugby Football Club officially opened its redeveloped clubrooms in Wanaka on Saturday.

It's the culmination of a big community effort and could be a timely move with suggestions of another senior team in the pipeline.

Tuesday 04th June, 2019

Stormwater runoff from a new Wanaka subdivision into land owned by the Otago Fish and Game Council at the head of Bullock Creek last week complies with earthworks standards.

That's the conclusion of Queenstown Lakes District Council officers who assessed the storm water and confirmed it was clear and complied with the district plan and resource consent conditions.

But critics say the problem may actually get worse.

Tuesday 21st May, 2019

Redundancy is not usually regarded as a good thing, but it is when you are talking about a 5km electricity cable running up the side of Mount Roy, above Wanaka.

The proposed cable has been put out to pasture in favour of new equipment installed at the top of the mountain.

Thursday 09th May, 2019

A film about Bullock Creek aims to show Wanaka residents how the spring-fed creek is an asset to the town.

Film-maker Sam Smoothy says the film will show the journey of the creek from its origin to Lake Wanaka.

Tuesday 30th April, 2019

Direct jet flights between Wanaka Airport and other New Zealand centres could be a reality by 2025.

The Queenstown Airport Corporation released a suggestion on Monday, for a dual Queenstown-Wanaka Airport arrangement.

However, an urban designer is saying it would be better to scrap both airports and build a new one on cheaper land elsewhere in Central Otago.