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Letters to the Editor: June 27

Stay focused on the airport It’s great to see so many local people making noise about the new Town Centre Masterplan, both positive and negative. Not to detract from those that feel very strongly about the council’s proposals, but this may...... Read More

Upper Clutha maternity issues a ‘ticking time bomb’

‘Rural women have as much right to a safe birth in their local area as their urban counterparts.’ Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean shared those words to the Wanaka Sun in support of Wanaka’s community, families, two full-time lead maternity carers...... Read More

Podium placements for Wanaka gymnasts

A number of young Wanaka gymnasts from local club Aspiring Gymsports have earned podium placings at several large gymnastics competitions around the South Island recently, making the club very proud. Talented young gymnast Bella Soper travelled to...... Read More

Double win for Upper Clutha Hockey

The Upper Clutha Black, Kwik Sticks Years 7 and 8, took on the Maniototo Stingers in their sixth match of the season. Despite having much of the possession, the Blacks struggled to penetrate the Stingers’ defence. Perseverance paid off and two...... Read More

MAC one loss, one win

The Mount Aspiring College (MAC) 1st XI boys football team are one-and-one after two qualifying games in the Otago/Southland regional qualifying competition for the NZ Secondary Schools Lotto National Tournament. The competition involves four teams:...... Read More

MAC 1st XV happy with points on the board

The Mt Aspiring College (MAC) 1st XV rose to the challenge of playing the top ranked team in the Otago Premier Schools competition at Otago Boys High School’s home ground of Littlebourne in Dunedin last Saturday. OBHS claimed a convincing win...... Read More

Happy Matariki Wanaka!

Celebrations for Matariki started in the early afternoon last Saturday with crowds gathering to watch the hangi going down, and to participate in Maori craft, song and dance workshops. The event was run by Kahu Youth. Manager Richard Elvey says “many...... Read More

New netball uniforms for Wanaka Primary

Universal Developments has generously sponsored Wanaka Primary’s 12 netball teams with new netball tunics this season. Director Lane Hocking said, “There is a great group of parents, teachers and community behind Wanaka netball. Xiao and...... Read More

Council to dump sewage in Lakes for 35 years

Bullock Creek, Eely Point, Glendhu Bay, the Clutha River, Luggate Creek and Lake Hawea have all been identified as sites where council is planning to discharge intermittent raw sewage overflows, with Bullock Creek, Eely Point and Luggate Creek all identified...... Read More

Changes coming to the stewardship of Crown land

Over 3,200 submissions were made to Land Information New Zealand on the “Enduring stewardship of Crown pastoral land”. Those submissions were made from 32 groups as diverse as Federated Farmers High Country, Greenpeace NZ, Ballance Agri-Nutrients...... Read More