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Late pilot’s wife speaks out

The wife of the late Steve Combe, a helicopter pilot who died in a helicopter crash in 2015, has said that the focus should remain on the official cause of the accident after details of past mental health issues experienced by Steve came to light earlier...... Read More

Red Bridge closes to all traffic

Strengthening work on the Luggate Red Bridge has now been completed. This will require a full day closure tomorrow (Thursday 27th July) from 9:00am to 4:30pm to enable the scaffolding to be removed. Detours will be in place via Camp Hill Road. Updates:...... Read More

UPDATE: Six vehicle crash near Roaring Meg

Update 10:45am Tuesday 25 Jul, 2017 | By Wanaka Sun One person involved in a multiple-vehicle crash in Central Otago has been taken to hospital. Emergency services were notified around 7:15am of the crash just west of Roaring Meg on Kawarau Gorge...... Read More

Six vehicle crash in the Kawarau Gorge

Central Otago police are currently attending the scene of a crash in the vicinity of the Roaring Meg section within the Kawarau Gorge. 6 vehicles have been involved in the crash with varying levels of injuries being suffered by occupants. The...... Read More

A look back at Pembroke (Wanaka Township)

Wanaka Sun column by Pam Dovey - Upper Clutha Historical Records Society   Pembroke (Wanaka Township) “No town in New Zealand can boast such beautiful surroundings or a healthier or a more salubrious climate.” Lake Wanaka is...... Read More

Final appeal dismissed

The chef who is serving more than ten years in jail for the attempted murder of a man in Wanaka’s Night ‘n Day three years ago has had his final sentence appeal dismissed. Ahu Stanley Taylor was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced...... Read More

Wanaka Sun | 13 - 19 July 2017 | Edition 826

Click to read the Wanaka Sun online.  Enlarge screen by double-clicking on the page or clicking the fullscreen icon at the bottom right of the viewer. View all earlier editions of the Wanaka Sun here ... Read More

Wanaka Crimeline | July 10, 2017

By Senior Constable Ian Henderson Wanaka is very busy at the moment and there is quite a bit going on for local Police, so here is a summary of the goings on. On July 3 a local woman was processed for Drink Driving on Ardmore Street, and the...... Read More