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New date for Albert Town Community Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Albert Town Community Association will take place on Sunday, March 1, following its postponement in January.  According to their website, the goal of the association is to “enhance the quality of life for...... Read More

Review | Beethoven’s birthday a delight

The Lake Wānaka Centre was filled, nearly to capacity, on Saturday, February 15, for a highly anticipated and very warmly received violin / piano concert. The musicians were Justine Cormack (violin) and Kate Boyd (piano) who were performing the second...... Read More

WānakaSAR and the search for Stephanie Simpson

Searchers located missing hiker Stephanie Simpson’s body last Friday, February 14, after what appeared to have been a tragic accident in Mount Aspiring National Park.  Sergeant Mark Kirkwood, who led the search on behalf of West Coast Police...... Read More

Currie wins... again

It is with great delight that Braden Currie can say that for the second time in a row, he is the winner of Challenge Wānaka. The Upper Clutha local finished the race at 3hr:59min:48s, ahead of his rival racers by over three minutes. Currie, who finished...... Read More

Cash for cancer and comedians

The new Central Lakes Trust board met for their first grants meeting since elections were held late last year.  “Less grant applications over the summer period have conveniently allowed the trust to ease our new trustees into their governance...... Read More

Exercise as good for the brain as the body

Not everyone is sorry they don’t teach Latin in schools any more, but it sometimes has the perfect way of describing something. Sporting and educational leaders have long recognised that physical exercise is an essential element in mental and...... Read More

QLDC appoints Upper Clutha liaison manager

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has made an appointment to the role of Upper Clutha liaison manager, with Robyn Steel taking up the position in early March.  Steel joins QLDC after an extensive career in both local and central government,...... Read More

$500,000 winner was a first-time Lotto player

A ‘lucky feeling’ is what led last week’s Lotto winner down to the Albert Town Four Square to purchase her first-ever Lotto ticket. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her ticket just hours before the draw on Wednesday,...... Read More

Awesome athletics achievements from Aspiring Athletes

There were a huge number of outstanding results from Aspiring Athletes Club at the Otago Children’s Champs and the Otago and Southland Senior Champs held over the weekend. For the size of team who attended these champs, Aspiring Athletes had...... Read More