A group of Wanaka residents have launched a campaign to make the town free of single-use coffee cups in two years time.
Nine local coffee shops have already adopted the new scheme to avoid supplying hot drinks in non-recyclable disposable cups.
A Wanaka aeroplane restoration business has a huge task ahead of it restoring a Beechcraft Staggerwing from the 1930s.
The biplane is in hundreds of bits and pieces and the company is the best fit for the job, having already restored three others in recent years.
The new two million dollar water sports building on the Lake Wanaka foreshore was opened to the public for the first time at the weekend.
Representatives of the groups set to use the building were on hand to explain how big an asset the controversial lakeside development will be.
A young tramper who got into difficulty near the Haast Pass on Saturday afternoon had to resort to non-digital communication to raise the alarm.
The area is well out of cellphone range, but the tramper managed to signal that she was in trouble from the far side of the flooded Haast River.
Wanaka Creative Fibre is a group dedicated to all things natural and wearable.
The group held 50th anniversary celebrations in Wanaka on Wednesday.
Touring American independent folk band Sneaky Bones are kicking off a nationwide New Zealand tour in Invercargill tonight.
The band's singer visited Dunedin and a few other centres around Aotearoa last year, and liked it so much, he bought the band back for this tour.
A Wanaka-based company is launching a modular building system which will allow houses to be constructed in under a week.
The company Nautilus Modular says it can produce buildings using interchangeable modules and promises an assembly which is faster and more efficient than other construction methods.
The convoy of 49 classic Bentley cars touring New Zealand arrived in Wanaka from the West Coast on Friday.
Their drivers were all members of the Bentley Owners Club and marking 100 years since the first Bentley was manufactured.