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Wanaka Crimeline | 26 Feb 2018

Wanaka Crimeline by Senior Constable Darren Cranfield Another busy week on our roads with police receiving multiple driving complaints, several of these have resulted in rental vehicle contracts being cancelled – we appreciated your help...... Read More

Letter to the Editor | Freedom Camping

Dear editor, It is quite unusual to see a so self-limiting and regulation-loving nation as Kiwis. Showers and toilets should be built and operated as they are in other developed countries. It is good for the local economy, and the perception of New...... Read More

Time to review our priorities? Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor | Give us Back our Town Who really needs the Challenge in Wanaka? Is it the athletes, is it the merchants, is it the townspeople, or is it the organisers? Along with most locals in town, I find the influx of tourists over the...... Read More

Severe Weather Warning Issued by MetService

Issued by MetService at 9:41am Saturday 24-Feb-2018 Heavy rain and northwest gales for parts of central and southern New Zealand on Sunday and early Monday On Sunday, an active front is forecast to move northwards across the South Island, bringing...... Read More

Challenge Wanaka takes over town

More than 1500 athletes from 31 nations ran their hearts out last weekend as 2018’s Challenge Wanaka gripped the town. Pembroke Park was packed with cars, spectators flocked to the lakefront and loudspeakers bellowed out updates on the day’s...... Read More

22 -28 Feb 2018 | Edition 858

Click to read today's Wanaka Sun ' Enlarge screen by double-clicking on the page  View all earlier editions of the Wanaka Sun here ... Read More

Campers take to Wanaka buildings

As the wet weather has set in over the last couple of days, there have been reports of campers taking refuge in buildings around the Wanaka CBD. Our source reported finding one man camping out in the Spencer House Mall toilets on Tuesday February 20...... Read More

Extreme risk of rock fall closes Crown Range

The Crown Range Road between Queenstown and Wanaka is currently closed due to the extreme danger of rock fall on the Queenstown side caused by today’s heavy rain. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) contractors have closed the road at...... Read More

Search for missing man continues

The search for missing 22-year-old Christopher Bates in the Alexandra area continues. Police staff and LandSAR volunteers from the Wakatipu and Central Otago areas are involved in the search as well as a large group of Christopher’s family and...... Read More

Fatal crash in Central Otago

Emergency services are attending a fatal crash on SH 8 near Cromwell. Police were called to the single-car crash near the lookout at 3.09pm. One person has died at the scene. The road is closed and diversions are in place. The Serious Crash...... Read More