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Time’s running out to apply for $100 million fund

MP urges Councils to seek funding   Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean wants Central and Queenstown Lakes District Councils (QLDC) to apply for funding from the Government’s new Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF). The fund, which was announced as part...... Read More

Search for Wanaka’s strongest

Local strongmen and women will have a chance to prove their skills in Wanaka’s first Strongest Man competition next year. The event will take place at the 2018 Wanaka A&P Show and will see local residents pitting their strength against all-comers,...... Read More

Seeking Airbnb hosts from around Wanaka

A Massey University PhD candidate is coming to Wanaka later this month to speak to Airbnb hosts in the town. Whitianga local Stella Pennell is focusing on the sociology of tourist regions in New Zealand and has turned her energy to researching her...... Read More

Win a family pass to Roundhill Ski Area!

This week's Wanaka Sun Giveaway! Here's your chance to WIN an awesome prize from Roundhill Ski Area!   Enter this weekend's draw to win lift passes* for the family on the Wanaka Sun Facebook page (click the link below)...... Read More

Victory for Upper Clutha under 8’s

The Upper Clutha U8’s won the Millers Flat 7s rugby tournament last weekend. Winning all three pool games, they played Maniototo in the final and won in extra time (5-4) The boys had a great season only losing one Saturday game. Pictured above...... Read More

Fatal crash in Alexandra

Police and emergency services were called to the scene on Coates Road just before midnight.  Three men were in a car that crashed into a tree near Alexandra Airport.  One passenger had moderate injuries and raised the alarm, while two other...... Read More

Early Surveyors in the Upper Clutha Valley

Wanaka Sun column by Pam Dovey - Upper Clutha Historical Records Society   In December 1857 John Turnbull Thomson, Chief Surveyor of Otago (1856-1873) and later Surveyor-General of New Zealand (1876-1879), set out with his staff on a reconnaissance...... Read More

10 - 16 Aug 2017 | Edition 830

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

1080 operation blunder nearly poisons water

Luggate residents are celebrating a ‘small victory’ in the temporary halting of a 1080 operation, which nearly saw the controversial pesticide dropped into the water supply of two homes. Village residents received letters on Thursday August...... Read More

Water contamination remains rife

  Contamination in Lake Hawea remains of high concern to the public as Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) continues to investigate the recurring problem.   Acting general manager for property and infrastructure Myles Lind said that...... Read More