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Athletes react to race cut

Dougal Allan and Laura Siddall are names synonymous with the Challenge Wanaka full distance event, with both triathletes featuring on the podium multiple times in the last few years. They both reacted with sadness at the news that the race, a 3.8km...... Read More

Local junior rugby club raises $40,000 for tour

Young members of the Upper Clutha Junior Rugby Club will hit the road next week to test themselves against teams from across the South Island. The club’s under-13 boys have raised $40,000 for the trip and two teams will head up the West Coast...... Read More

Soccer safety concerns prompt review

A local mother’s concern over unsecured goalposts has led to a review of Central Otago Football safety guidelines for its clubs. At an under-10’s football match in Queenstown on Sunday, a gust of wind blew over a set of heavy steel goalposts...... Read More

Bloggers provoke anger with Roys Peak camp

Two professional travel bloggers have sparked outrage after camping overnight on Roys Peak. Australian couple Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem, who run a blog called NOMADasaurus, spent a night on the mountain to watch the sunrise and sunset and camped...... Read More

Winning start for young Rams

The under-9 Rams kicked off the season in style by winning the Alexandra 7s tournament on Saturday, April 7. They beat Maniototo 20-5 in the final. The tournament involved rugby 7s and netball teams from all around Central Otago. Pictured: (Back...... Read More

Dean, Davis clash on freedom camping

   Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has criticised the government’s decision to set up a working group to deal with freedom camping. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis made the announcement in March after a meeting with 32 mayors from across the country,...... Read More

Wanaka Community Board Chairwoman resigns

Wanaka Community Board Chairwoman Rachel Brown announced today she has resigned from her position as Chairwoman. “Rachel tendered her resignation to the Chief Executive yesterday after four and a half years holding the reins. I am happy to say...... Read More

12 - 18 April 2018 | Edition 865

Click to read today's Wanaka Sun   - Enlarge screen by double-clicking on the page  Posted: 4:21pm Wednesday 11 Apr, 2018 End of Challenge Wanaka full distance race The Challenge Wanaka full distance event will be cut...... Read More

End of Challenge Wanaka full distance race

The Challenge Wanaka full distance event will be cut from the programme next year. Race Director Bill Roxburgh announced the news today, saying “we want to put our time and energy into the Challenge Wanaka Half and Aqua Bike to make them internationally...... Read More