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Wanaka Sun | 25 - 31 May 2017 | Edition 819

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Search for missing hunter called off

  The search for missing Swedish hunter Hans Christian Tornmarck has concluded. Mr Tornmarck (pictured) went hunting by himself on Friday 12 May, 2017 and was due out of the bush on Wednesday 17 May, 2017. The 27-year-old has not been seen since. He...... Read More

Wanaka firefighters scale Sky Tower

Wanaka firefighters scale Sky Tower Three of Wanaka’s volunteer firefighters took on Auckland’s Sky Tower in this year’s Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday May 13. Plinio Nonato and Ardouin Baker both competed for...... Read More

Rotarians give back to community

    Rotarians give back to community Rotarians from Temuka South to Invercargill generously donated 12 boxes of nonperishable food cans to the Community Networks Food Bank during the Rotary Conference held in Wanaka earlier this month. Alpine...... Read More

Central Otago hut fees to remain same

Central Otago hut fees to remain same The Department of Conservation (DOC) has confirmed that hut fees in Central Otago will not be increasing, following a price hike in hut fees on the country’s nine great walks. Earlier this month DOC announced...... Read More

Rescuers receive awards for saving climbers’ lives

The Wanaka Sun reported last week that local rescuers had been awarded at the 2016 New Zealand Search and Rescue Council awards, held last Wednesday evening (May 10). John Taylor of Wanaka Land Search and Rescue (SAR) was awarded a Certificate of Achievement...... Read More

Search teams hunt for missing man near Fox Glacier

UPDATE (4.25pm Saturday 20 May, 2017): Five search teams have been in the Karangarua Valley, near Fox Glacier, today continuing the search for missing Swedish national, Hans Christian Tommarck. They have been focusing on the upper reaches of Regina...... Read More

Road closures after fatal crash in Southland

One person has died following a collision between a campervan and a car in Otaraia near Gore. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Andrews and Old Coach Roads at 4.30pm. One person has died. There are other patients at the scene,...... Read More

’The Wanaka bag’ hits town

Plastic Bag Free Wanaka’s committee is celebrating the release of its bag in local shops this week. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka’s spokesperson Anna van Riel said she was absolutely thrilled to achieve the vision of a reusable Wanaka canvas...... Read More

Emergency chlorination in Hawea and Arrowtown

Residents of Hawea and Arrowtown are being advised that their water will be chlorinated as of today. Routine and unrelated testing showed elevated coliform counts this morning in both supplies and emergency chlorination is being put in place. In...... Read More