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Lack of transparency in Otago Regional Council?

From Wanaka Sun 27 April 2017 Lack of transparency in Otago Regional Council? Otago Regional Council (ORC) Councillor Michael Laws has used the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (1981), and the responses of the...... Read More

Strong stance against chlorination

Cover image: Lake Hawea - April 2017.  Photo: Nikki Heath / Wanaka Sun  From Wanaka Sun 27 April 2017 The Hawea Community Association (HCA) told a full meeting of the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) in Lake Hawea last...... Read More


From Wanaka Sun 27 April 2017 With over 80 percent of YAMI Summit places sold, the good news is that members of the Wanaka public can go along to a night time performance by some of New Zealand's award-winning acts. The Wanaka Sun...... Read More

River wave safety addressed after near-drownings

From Wanaka Sun (page 3)  27 April 2017 River wave safety addressed | Wanaka Sun A meeting was held in Hawea last week to discuss safety measures at the Hawea River wave following a near-drowning at the spot at the beginning of...... Read More

Warnings over cat shootings

From Wanaka Sun (page 1)  27 April 2017 Local pet owners have shared words of warning following a number of cat shootings around Wanaka over the past few months, with the most recent incident earlier this week resulting in a cat being...... Read More

Police name climbers found dead in Fiordland

An Southland police SAR team today recovered the bodies of two climbers from an area below Marian Peak in the Darren Mountains, Fiordland. The two men were 22-year-old Conor Smith, a Greymouth man who had been living in Queenstown, and 27-year-old...... Read More

Police name man who died in crash near Lake Ohau

  Police can now release the name of man who died as a result of a crash near Lake Ohau, Waitaki yesterday morning, Tuesday 25 April, 2017.   He was 34-year-old Rowan Alexander Yeager of Ohau. In a statement, police offered their condolences...... Read More

Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Wanaka

From Wanaka Sun (page 5)  20 - 26 April 2017 Wanaka will have its own Pink Ribbon Breakfast next month to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Jane Sharman and Anna Laming will host the event at Peak Functions, joining in...... Read More

Police recover climbers’ bodies in Fiordland

A Southland police SAR team today recovered the bodies of two climbers from an area below Marian Peak in the  Darren Mountains, Fiordland.   "Two climbers were reported missing yesterday afternoon and had been overdue for 24 hours....... Read More