Team, individual wins for swim club

Eight Wanaka Swim Club members competed at the Alexandra Waitangi Challenge Meet over the weekend. Kate Bennie, Jojo King, Jorja Miles, Cruz Morland, William Schurink, Ben Silipo, George Young and Maddie Young were back in action after the long summer...... Read More

Novice girls shine at rowing champs

  With 1272 competitors taking part from 42 clubs, Lake Ruataniwha saw great conditions and great racing last weekend for the Meridian South Island Rowing Championships. Wanaka Rowing Club took their full squad of 25 junior rowers (pictured)....... Read More

World championship fifth for Bilous

  Local freeskier Finn Bilous finished fifth in big air at the Utah 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships on February 2. Freeski big air was added to the World Championship programme following the International Olympic...... Read More

How long to be a local?

  How long do you have live here before you can call yourself a local? Does buying a house and getting a job suffice or do you need to be able to trace your great-great grandparent’s gold mining exploits in the nineteenth century, or your...... Read More

Social fitness for mums and bubs

  An indoor “buggy fit” class for mums and babies (and dads if they’re keen) is set to continue at the Wanaka Recreation Centre after a successful introduction during November’s have-a-go trial. Fitness instructor Sarah...... Read More

Mystery surrounds 24.9kg trout catch

Locals are being asked for help in tracking down the source of a big fish mystery. Eyewitnesses reported seeing an angler land a 24.9kg brown trout in the Pukaki-Ohau A canal after a 2.5 hour fight. But Fish and Game field officer for the Central...... Read More

Giving it a tri

  TriWanaka’s first race of its second series was held last Friday, with locals and holiday-makers getting together for the fun community event. Designed for all levels and ages, the series, which runs every Friday for the next four weeks,...... Read More

Epic swims for the Epic Swim

Hundreds of swimmers took to the open water for the tenth annual Epic Swim on Lake Taupo last weekend, among them were Wanaka Swim Club coach Camille Gulick and squad member Emily Heath, 15. Heath and Gulick, who are also members of the Wanaka Lake...... Read More

Locals athletes among Halberg Awards finalists

Four local athletes - Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (snowboarding), Nico Porteous (freeskiing), Adam Hall (Para alpine skiing) and Corey Peters (Para alpine skiing) - are among the 27 finalists for six categories in the ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. The awards,...... Read More