Wednesday 05th February, 2020

Campers visiting the Queenstown Lakes are being helped with learning the rules, thanks to the region's Responsible Camping Ambassadors.

The ambassadors say the majority of tourists appreciate being warned about things such as which areas are out of bounds for camping.

Monday 27th January, 2020

What would you do after finishing a 10km lake swim? Well, in Cameron Stanley’s case it was run to the start of another 2.5km swim at the weekend.

Stanley won the The Ruby’s 'marathon' 10km race, around a course between Waterfall Creek on the shore of Lake Wanaka, and Ruby Island.

Friday 24th January, 2020

The Cromwell Basin was once called 'the heart of the desert' but is now a green oasis of cherries and grapes, thanks to irrigation from Lake Dunstan.

The legacy of the Clyde Dam is still being felt today, as the area continues to develop further agricultural projects.

Wednesday 22nd January, 2020

Central Otago highlands are almost ready for the arrival of the Highlanders Rugby team, for their pre-season match against the Crusaders on Friday.

Heavy rain before Christmas, and continued irrigation, means the Wanaka Rugby Club pitch is fit for a clash between the two Super Rugby teams.

Wednesday 15th January, 2020

A Wanaka paddleboarder, who has reached the pinnacle of her sport several times in the last decade, has decided to change tack.

Former world champion Annabel Anderson has joined the shift to hydrofoiling, allowing her to 'fly' above the water.

Tuesday 17th December, 2019

Environmental officers have been busy checking water and environment measuring sites around Otago following last week's heavy rains.

Luggate Creek has been one of more than 60 sites across the region that needed to be inspected.

Friday 13th December, 2019

After a week with a flooded Lake Wanaka lapping on its doorstep, the Lake Bar was finally re-opened business on Thursday afternoon.

The bar is just one of several Wanaka businesses which lost about a week's trading due to the threat of flooding, and a shut down sewerage system.

Wednesday 11th December, 2019

A wanaka metalworker is able to transform the delicate puff of a dandelion head, into sturdy steel.

He says his 'trial and error' approach has taught him many techniques over the years.

Tuesday 10th December, 2019

Members of the Cromwell Menz Shed have been overwhelmed by the support they've received from the local community to establish a base to work from.

The group, which has about 50 members, is now based from two, 40ft shipping containers at the Cromwell Racecourse.

Monday 09th December, 2019

Wanaka and Queenstown residents and business owners let out a collective sigh of relief this morning.

Both their respective lakes, Wanaka and Wakatipu, reached their peak levels earlier today without inflicting too much damage on the two townships.