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Wanaka: Mayor welcomes new citizens

Wanaka Sun (page 10) 24 August 2017 | Edition 832 Wanaka gained 21 more official New Zealand citizens at the Queenstown Lakes District’s latest citizenship ceremony on Friday August 11. Jonathan Benson, Lucy Benson, Clare Bristow, Walter...... Read More

Hospital welcomed, funding questioned

A Wanaka GP is grateful that members of Dunedin Hospital’s rebuild team have considered the needs of rural communities in its plans. Dr Andrew McLeod told NZ Doctor that it was gratifying to see members of the rebuild team visit some rural areas,...... Read More

24 - 30 Aug 2017 | Edition 832

Click to read the Wanaka Sun online.  Enlarge screen by double-clicking on the page  View all earlier editions of the Wanaka Sun here ... Read More

Power outages for Hawea and Albert Town

Power Pole upgrade this week   As part of Aurora Energy’s Fast Track pole programme contractors will be replacing 16 power poles in Hawea and 19 power poles in Albert Town this week and next. To carry out the work safely, the power will...... Read More

Playball returns to Wanaka

Photo: Sarah Loader Children will have the chance to improve their sports and development skills as Playball comes back to Wanaka. Playball is returning after a three year absence to offer hour-long coaching classes to groups of children aged from...... Read More

OPINION | Our unpaid weekend warriors

QLDC Mayor Jim Boult focuses on the issues facing Wanaka and surrounds in our new monthly column. My topic this week is the important part that volunteers play in our district. I suspect there aren’t too many households in the Queenstown Lakes...... Read More

Lake plan under wraps

    A $375,000 share of $44 million announced by the government last week and awarded to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust has been hailed as a ‘shot in the arm’ for the Upper Clutha community, amongst some criticism of the trust’s...... Read More

Tramping Club awards first life member

  Upper Clutha Tramping Club (UCTC) stalwart, Brian Cleugh, has been awarded the club’s first life membership at its meeting on  Wednesday August 9. In making the award, past president Karen Marinkoviç said that Brian,...... Read More

Wanaka food trailers under fire

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has come under fire for its part in creating an ‘unlevel playing field’ for Wanaka’s food outlets and restaurants. A local restaurant owner, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Wanaka...... Read More

Giveaway | Tuki Festival at Glendhu Bay

Enter the Wanaka Sun TUKI Festival ticket giveaway on the Wanaka Sun Facebook page! Tickets for Wanaka’s TUKI 2018 (fka Rippon Festival) go on sale on today (Friday August 18). For lucky Wanaka locals, they can pop in a day early to either Cardrona...... Read More