Tuesday 03rd December, 2019

A dozen Wanaka residents had oil portraits of themselves on display at a one-day pop-up exhibition recently.

"Everyone Deserves a Portrait" was the title of the show, featuring works by well-known Luggate artist Stephen Martyn Welch.

Tuesday 26th November, 2019

Wanaka Community Board members progressed a contentious master plan for the township to the next stage.

The Wanaka Masterplan and Wanaka Integrated Transport Programme Business Case includes a contentious proposal to construct a bypass road through a Crown reserve golf course.

Tuesday 26th November, 2019

It is the time of year when the honey bees are swarming across the thyme-covered slopes of Central Otago.

Unfortunately, the bees are wasting their time, with beekeepers being paid around $4 a kilogram for thyme honey, when it costs around $6 a kilo to make.

Thursday 21st November, 2019

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.

Tuesday 19th November, 2019

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.

Monday 18th November, 2019

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.

Monday 18th November, 2019

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.

Thursday 14th November, 2019

Wanaka Creative Fibre is a group dedicated to all things natural and wearable.

The group held 50th anniversary celebrations in Wanaka on Wednesday.

Wednesday 13th November, 2019

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.

Tuesday 12th November, 2019
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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.