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Work at Deadman’s Point Bridge

  The NZ Transport Agency is preparing to start work on the Deadman’s Point Bridge in Cromwell at the intersection of State Highways 8B and 8. Repairs are needed to the bridge joint at the eastern end for road users’ safety, to be carried...... Read More

Property law: a lot has changed

  December. I know. Crazy busy, flat stick, zilch-time-for-educational-reading-type-hectic. So, for those who can only manage a paragraph or two, I’ll cut right to the chase and give you this column’s key takeaways. Here goes. If...... Read More

Hawea Flat students are up for the digital challenge

  Four young minds from Hawea Flat School were put to the test at New Zealand’s 2018 digital challenge the at Te Papa museum in Wellington yesterday. The Year Three children, Laia Mctaggart, Axel Worthington, Josh Tombling and Loui Sutton,...... Read More

Christmas cheer twinkles in town

  The weather did not stop the Wanaka community from welcoming Christmas to town last Friday. With the threat of thunderstorms, the Landmark Homes Lighting of the Christmas Tree ceremony of the community’s 7.3m-tall Christmas tree was...... Read More

Sell-out Beerfest a success

  In a region where wine is making headlines around the world, local beers are also gaining impressive respect and some devoted fans. Last Saturday’s Wanaka Beerfest saw record numbers attend the event which is in its third year. Organiser...... Read More

Wanaka Sun Christmas Photography Competition

  We are looking for iconic Wanaka Christmas photos; combining the joy of the season with the incredible natural backdrop that makes up our daily landscape. We will publish all photos on our Facebook page with a selection in the paper each week...... Read More

Swimmers up against the best

  Swimming Otago held its annual Long Course Championship meet from November 30 - December 2 at Dunedin’s Moana Pool with five members of Wanaka Swim Club qualifying for the event. Kate Bennie, Jack Findlay, Cruz Morland, Hannah Piper...... Read More

Cell tower stress for local residents

Local man Barry Bruce is taking on Spark in a David and Goliath battle. An 11m-high cell tower is under construction on Mt Aspiring Road but locals are not happy about its location and less happy about the lack of consultation. “Spark claims...... Read More

Salmon samples needed from Lake Wanaka

  Otago Fish & Game Council (F&G) have put a call out to anglers fishing for salmon in Lake Wanaka this summer. F&G is trying to collect at least 20 salmon samples to support its study to investigate the differences in Chinook salmon populations....... Read More

Newcastle Track undergoing maintenance

Department of Conservation (DOC) will carry out continual maintenance on parts of Newcastle Track near Luggate after recent storm water caused further erosion and growth of a major slip in the track. DOC senior ranger Annette Grieve told the Wanaka...... Read More