Thursday 12th September, 2019

An antique squadron of ten Australian aircraft has landed at the Wanaka Transport and Toy Museum.

Coming from a recently closed Sydney museum, the collection includes military and light aircraft as well as a large transport helicopter.

Wednesday 11th September, 2019

A war of words has erupted over the proposed Wanaka airport expansion.

This follows an accountant's analysis saying to be commercially viable, the airport would need a jet flight every ten minutes.

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult says the report is fundamentally wrong.

But the report's author says the airport and council council are either hiding something or do not have all the information.

Wednesday 11th September, 2019

The upgraded Wanaka airport will need to have passenger jets landing and taking off every 10 minutes to be viable.

A recently released report into Wanaka's airport expansion has found it will cost around 400 million dollars.

Tuesday 10th September, 2019

The government's deal to create Kiwibuild homes in Wanaka's was not in the best interest of first home buyers.

That's according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, as the government lifts restrictions on who can buy the unsold Kiwibuild houses in Wanaka's Northlake subdivision.

Thursday 05th September, 2019

The youth of Upper Clutha had plenty to showcase when the district's second annual youth exhibition was held recently.

The Mount Aspiring College pupils showed off young enterprise schemes as well as creative skills and photography and video-making.

Monday 26th August, 2019

Earlier this year, more than 80% of Lakes district residents voted in favour of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's levy proposal.

However, a Wanaka motelier says, the softening tourist market means: accommodation providers, rather than tourists, will end up paying the proposed 5% "bed tax".

Thursday 22nd August, 2019

Flax is being transformed into beautiful household objects by an entrepreneurial couple living in Wanaka.

The start-up business Revology is hoping to revive New Zealand's flax milling industry and create items normally made from carbon fibre or fibreglass.

Tuesday 20th August, 2019

Cromwell College pupils are adding their voices to fight against the invasive lake weed lagarosiphon in Lake Dunstan.

The youngsters have created their own video calling for more funding to help fight the aquatic pest.

Tuesday 20th August, 2019

The Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year competition was held in Cromwell recently.

Local organisers say the event is great for the region as well as encouraging the next generation of winemakers coming through.

Friday 09th August, 2019

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is applying the brakes to future development of Queenstown and Wanaka's airports - for now.

Those opposed to expansion of the airports appear to have won some concessions after more than a year of growing community disquiet.