Monday 14th January, 2019

A Wanaka woodworker has joined Cromwell's Hullabaloo art collective with plans for a solo exhibition later in the year.

Simon King's wooden art works include kitchen utensils and food bowls which draw on a Pacific Island influence.


Friday 14th December, 2018

A new counter is set to provide useful information on how people use bicycles in Wanaka.

Proponents say gathering data on the number of people using cycle lanes can help secure funding for more bike paths to be created.


Wednesday 12th December, 2018

Some of the world's most futuristic technology is coming to New Zealand, but not where you might think.

In the back corner of Wanaka's Spencer House Mall, the finishing touches are being applied to a full-motion virtual reality adventure arcade, believed to be the first of its kind in the country.


Monday 03rd December, 2018

And staying in Wanaka, the first day of summer has been celebrated in style in the resort town.

The third annual Wanaka Beer Festival has been held at the Wanaka Showgrounds, nearly tripling the number at last year’s event.


Monday 03rd December, 2018

Central Otago has raised its glass to a one and a half million dollar investment in Cromwell's polytechnic, and there's more good news on the way.

No sooner had the new trades and craft brewery building at Central Campus been officially opened, plans for further expansion were also announced.


Friday 23rd November, 2018

The future of cricket in Wanaka looks bright.

This season marks the first in more than a decade that a team of Mount Aspiring College pupils has entered the Central Otago men's senior reserve competition.

And while it may be a learning curve, they're aiming for the top.


Friday 23rd November, 2018

Another significant rainfall has led to further erosion of an already major slip on the Newcastle Track, near Luggate.

A large washout on the track first happened after a major rain event in May, leaving a large debris fan flowing into the Clutha River and a gaping gully in the cliff face.

A new track over the debris had been formed, and signs of caution erected by the Department of Conservation.

But this week’s rain has caused further slippage covering the track once more.


Thursday 22nd November, 2018

The end of a decades-long farming tradition is about to come to an end.

The Munro family have just finished their latest sheep drive between their two properties, Rostriever, in North Otago and Mount Thomas, on the south side of the Lindis summit.

And while it may be the longest sheep drive in the country, it's a trek that's becoming more difficult.


Wednesday 14th November, 2018

A pair of overalls could have contributed to the helicopter triple fatality in Wanaka last month.

Investigators remain tight-lipped about the October crash which killed pilot Nick Wallis, along with DoC rangers Paul Hondelink and Scott Theobald.

But the New Zealand Herald understands they are following strong leads over a possible contributing cause.

It's believed the occupants of a trailing helicopter, on the same tahr cull operation, saw clothing being sucked out of the machine and wrapping around the tail rotor.


Friday 09th November, 2018

Lake Hawea's Armistice Day celebrations on Sunday will include a very special guest.

The National Transport and Toy Museum, have been busy this week making sure their hundred-year-old ambulance is ready to take part in the parade.

While there were more than one and half thousand Rover Sunbeam ambulances built, this is the only one known to still exist.