Wānaka samurai karate kids win big

The newly reformed Wānaka Samurai Karate Club had a fantastic day at the West Otago MultiStyle Karate Tournament in Tapanui on Saturday. The small group brought home an impressive haul of five gold medals between three competitors. Cory Enoka, in his...... Read More

Wānaka athlete Braden Currie earns Kona qualification

Finishing third in the Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand wasn’t the win Red Bull endurance athlete and Wānaka local Braden Currie wanted, but it still gives him a qualification spot for his ultimate 2020 goal – October’s World IRONMAN...... Read More

Wānaka Bowling Club open day “very successful”

Wānaka Bowling Club opened its doors to the public last Sunday, March 8 for an open day which club members felt was “very successful.” Twenty visitors, most of whom had little or no experience of bowling, came along and, despite the rain,...... Read More

Sadowski-Synnott claims third X Games medal

We correct ourselves for publishing in edition 964 that Zoi Sadowski-Synnot won the 2020 Burton US Open when she came sixth.  Since then she has won gold in the women's slopestyle at the X Games in Norway on Monday (NZ time).  The 19-year-old...... Read More

Sadowski-Synnott gets gold again

Wānaka’s own Zoi Sadowski-Synott has made her hometown proud once more after finding huge success at the 37th Annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in slopestyle. “I can’t even explain how I’m feeling right now,”...... Read More

Modern tech for the Wānaka Bowling Club

With the promise of colder days on the horizon as we come into autumn, many bowls enthusiasts might be worried that the Wānaka season is near drawing to an end. To that, the Wānaka Bowling Club says “heated indoor stadium.” Their flash...... Read More

Rookie Academy to stay put at TC

A partnership agreement with the new owners of Treble Cone has enabled the country's longest-running snowsport instructor training company to keep operating at the mountain. The Rookie Academy recently announced its terms of agreement with Cardrona...... Read More

Bowls skills of Steel

Bob Steel has once again won the Wānaka Bowling Club’s Men’s Junior Pairs (with Alan Coupe) and the Men’s Junior Singles. This comes as a satisfactory reprise after his 2019 wins in the Junior Men’s Singles and Pairs Championships....... Read More