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Rising golfer’s first win

Wanaka Golf Club’s youngest female player has her sights set on the top, making her debut in competitive golf this year and winning half of her games so far. Fifteen-year-old Heidi Niederer, pictured, has won two of her four ladies’ competitions,...... Read More

Approval for Watersports Facility

  The Trustees of the Wanaka Watersports Facility Trust (WWFT) were pleased to receive the news that the appeal against the Watersports Facility resource consent has been disallowed by the Environment Court. In an interim decision granted on...... Read More

Wanaka Sun | 22 - 28 June 2017 | Edition 823

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

New Light Up Winter celebration

Light Up Winter needs helping hands   The organisers of a new winter event in Cromwell are on the look-out for volunteers to help make it happen. Family event Light Up Winter, to be held in the Cromwell Mall on Friday August 4, intends to provide...... Read More

Ella Lawton ahead in vote count

With voting now closed for the by-election in the Dunstan constituency of the Otago Regional Council, progress results issued by the ORC at 1pm today have Ella Lawton well in the lead on 7184 votes and Gary Kelliher, of Alexandra on 5213. For the full...... Read More

OPINION | A Downtown Masterplan for Wanaka

OPINION   QLDC Mayor Jim Boult focuses on the issues facing Wanaka and surrounds in our new monthly column. In an earlier Sun column I made a point about breaking down the barriers between the various parts of our district and recognising that...... Read More

School starts safer crossing

  Students and parents at Holy Family School have been preparing for the start of a crossing point monitoring trial on Aubrey Road. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s school travel plan coordinator Kirsty Barr ran  induction days...... Read More

An Evening Celebrating Wanaka Snowsports Athletes

  Local Snowsports Success Stories With Cardrona open, snow guns pumping and snow falling in the last couple of days, the Wanaka Ski and Snowsports Club (WSSC) is hosting a night celebrating the success of Wanaka’s snowsports athletes during...... Read More

Red Bridge closure

People who use the road between Wanaka and Tarras, State Highway 8A, may experience some disruptions next week as NZTA begins work to strengthen the bridge. The bridge will be closed for a full day on Tuesday June 20 followed by night work over a three...... Read More

Dumped rubbish costs thousands

Illegally dumped rubbish has cost the ratepayer more than $8000 over the last ten months. Several items of furniture were dumped at the Albert Town Campground two weeks ago, pictured, prompting warnings on the consequences of the...... Read More