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Red Bridge to close to all traffic

SH 8A Luggate to Tarras (Luggate - Red Bridge) Scheduled Road Work: Road Closed Annual bridge repairs and maintenance work on the Luggate (Red) Bridge will require a full day closure to enable the scaffolding to go in place. The bridge will be closed...... Read More

Dougal joins volunteering campaign

  Dougal Allan cheered on locals taking part in Wanaka parkrun as he supported Volunteering Central’s National Volunteer Week campaign by volunteering on Saturday, June 16. “Dougal’s involvement with Wanaka Parkrun is a fantastic...... Read More

Letter to the Editor | Neighbourly communication

Dear Editor, I have to ask, why is it that some people think it's ok to kill other people's pets? What ever happened to neighbourly communication? It seems like there is some unwritten rule for cats, that it’s ok to shoot them or even...... Read More

Wanaka crash victim’s name released

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road yesterday morning, 21 June. She was 25-year-old Taiwanese national Meng-Ju Hsieh who had been living in Wanaka. Police offer their sympathies to her...... Read More

Fatal crash near Wanaka

One person had died following a serious crash near Wanaka this morning. The crash occurred on Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, about 8km past the access road to the Treble Cone ski area. Police received a report that a car had left the road and gone...... Read More

Lakes pose potential tsunami threat

Recent research led by NIWA’s marine geologist Dr Joshu Mountjoy has provided the most advanced mapping of a New Zealand lake to date which highlights tsunamis as a possible hazard to lakeside towns. Research from Lake Tekapo revealed that the...... Read More

New pool teething problems frustrate

Users of Wanaka’s long-awaited new pool have expressed frustration at some teething problems at the fresh-faced facility. Several parents have expressed disappointment in wasted journeys, arriving to find that the learners’ pool was busy...... Read More

Queenstown Police seek to identify two men

Police would like to identify the two men pictured, in relation to the assault of two men early this morning in Queenstown.   The two victims were sitting outside Fergburger in Shotover Street at 3.50am when they were assaulted by two men. The...... Read More

Wanaka’s Community House on track

  It is hoped that the construction of the proposed Wanaka Community House will commence at the beginning of August. Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust (WCHCT) chair Dame Sukhi Turner said tenders for the construction had now closed and...... Read More