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Image: ReNew Art Festival Success

Wānaka’s Southern Soul Choir sing “Mulled Wine in May” at the ReNew Art concert last weekend. The Queenstown Lakes District’s first creative community showcase has been hailed a major success after four sell-out shows and rave...... Read More

Tarras Airport operational in ten years

The Tarras International Airport could be up and running in as little as ten years, according to Christchurch International Airport project lead Michael Singleton. In a conversation with Tarras resident Chris Goddard, Singleton said planning had begun...... Read More

Tim Barke: Tourism- the state of play

On Tuesday the Wānaka Sun interviewed Tim Barke, general manager of Lake Wānaka Tourism (LWT) to get his view on the state of play of tourism in our town. So did we see a surge of tourists over the school holidays? There was an excellent boost to...... Read More

Ohau a reminder of our vulnerability

The Ohau fire has come as a shock to us all. It brought to mind images of the fires in Eastern Australia and California with 50 houses demolished in one windswept night. The infamy this fire will hold in public memory has its terrors and heartaches,...... Read More

Volunteer South launches database

Members of the public across Otago are now able to register as an Emergency Volunteer (EV) using Volunteer South’s new emergency volunteering online database.  This emergency volunteering capability has been developed by Volunteer South (formerly...... Read More

Jim Salinger: Change needs to happen now

To continue our series of profiles of speakers at the WAO 2020 Reset Summit, this week it’s Jim Salinger, a nationally acclaimed climate scientist and Queenstown resident who will speak on October 27. Salinger is a lead author for the United Nations...... Read More

Wānaka Post on the move

Next Thursday, October 29, the Wānaka PostShop and Kiwibank at 39 Ardmore Street will become a standalone Kiwibank branch. The NZ Post agency will move to Paper Plus, 23 Helwick Street. General Manager Retail Distribution Geoff Waller said Kiwibank...... Read More

New principal signs on for MAC

Mount Aspiring College has a new principal who will start at the beginning of the first term, 2021. Limited statutory manager Madeleine Hawkesby announced the appointment of Pakuranga College deputy principal, Nicola Jacobsen, to the role of MAC principal...... Read More

A new lift for next winter?

Cardrona Alpine Resort Manager Bridget Legnavsky has estimated a 30 per cent loss of business this year compared to last, but that hasn’t stopped the resort from looking forward.   Earlier this month, a resource consent application was...... Read More

12th place finish for Alice Robinson

Queenstown alpine ski racer Alice Robinson finished in 12th place at the Audi FIS Giant Slalom World Cup in Austria on Saturday, one week after being named Snow Sports NZ Athlete of the Year. The traditional season opening on the Rettenbach Glacier in...... Read More