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New luxury lodge for central Wanaka

Plans for a 33-room tourism lodge in the centre of Wanaka, which could be built by November, have been released by a global professional services firm specialising in real estate and investment management. In a statement released by JLL’s Auckland...... Read More

One dead in Otago plane crash

One person has died and another has serious injuries following a plane crash at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch. The injured man has been taken to hospital. There are no further injuries.  Police are working to inform next...... Read More

Police responding to plane crash in Otago

Southern Police are responding to an incident at Welshman’s Creek, northeast of Middlemarch, where a small plane has crashed. One person has serious injuries. Emergency services initially received a report of an overdue aircraft shortly after...... Read More

ANZAC Day dawn service volunteers thanked

  Wanaka RSA thanks volunteers   A representative of the Wanaka Returned Servicemen’s Association (RSA) Major Ian Piercy, 2/4 Battalion RNZIR paid a visit to Bradley Craig on Tuesday June 20 to thank him for his contribution...... Read More

Snow to 600m in the south overnight

Police are warning motorists to drive with extreme caution following three crashes today. Two cars have slipped off the road on the Te Anau-Mossburn Highway by Gorge Hill since 9:30am. Another car crashed on Cardrona Valley Road this morning. There...... Read More

Letter to the editor: Late night light

Send your Letter to the editor to editor@thewanakasun.co.nz   Letter to Editor   Every night when I am driving home I note the outside lights are on at the new Kingdom of God Jehovah’s Witness Hall, on both sides of the...... Read More

State of the art weather station for Crown Range

Crown Range weather station under construction   Construction of the state of the art weather station and webcam at the summit of the Crown Range has begun. The project will offer road contractors and drivers a live feed of road...... Read More

Adventurers race for mental health

Local adventure racer Mal Law has returned to Wanaka following a 1700km run around the coast of Wales with fellow adventurer James Harcombe. James and Mal, pictured, took on the mammoth challenge, called Chasing the Dragon, from May 2 to 27 to raise...... Read More

Matariki celebrations set to go off with a bang

    Community boost for Matariki   Kahu Youth’s seventh annual Matariki celebrations are expected to go off with a bang today (June 24) with its usual fireworks display and fire performances. Youth worker Richard Elvey said...... Read More

National Golden Fleece and Wool Expo in Wanaka

Golden Fleece awards in Wanaka   The National Golden Fleece and Wool Expo 2017 will be held in Wanaka on June 23 and 24. This is the first time the event has been held in Wanaka, with the first held in Dunedin in 1969. Convener Martin Paterson...... Read More