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Korean men’s choir in Wānaka

Choral fans are invited to two concerts by the Korean Men’s Choir next weekend. The free concerts are a gift to the Wānaka community from the Upper Clutha Presbyterian Community Church said Ian Hyslop, minister for the parish. “We are a...... Read More

MAC first XI chalk up a solid win

The MAC boys first XI football team had their first hit out of the season against a strong Dunstan High School team in a friendly match in Cromwell last Thursday. The match was used to help prepare the MAC boys who are —  for the first time...... Read More

Draft Masterplan: A closer look at Ardmore Street

One area that the Draft Masterplan suggests some major changes to is Ardmore Street, Helwick Street, and the lakefront area that currently hosts the log cabin and bus depot. Chiefest to the ambitious plan is to remove all lakefront parking from the...... Read More

Draft Masterplan: Pembroke Park on the move

Big Move three aims to: “maintain visual connections with the wider landscape, bring nature into town; and reflect the high country and alpine landscape materiality in the town centre.” How Council plans to do this is by “removing...... Read More

Draft Masterplan: Roads, bypasses, traffic lights

The Draft Masterplan contains some significant proposed roadworks however, how they will be received by Wānaka is largely guess work at this stage. In the initial survey, 96 percent of those surveyed favoured a bypass through town. But, what that bypass...... Read More

Film captures remote beauty of Antarctica

Sophie Ballagh and Ewan Blyth have won the Best New Zealand Film award at the Mountain Film and Book Festival this year for Iceolation. The Hiddleston/MacQueen Award is given to a work which encapsulates the spirit of the eponymous Wānaka adventurers. The...... Read More

Millennium Walkway’s future remains uncertain

Uncertainty still looms over the future or fate of Wanaka’s historic Millennium Walkway. Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) draft Wanaka Town Centre Masterplan, which was released on Monday for feedback, failed to address details...... Read More

Nigel Latta talks winning to breed educational success

Psychologist and TV personality Nigel Latta addressed over 200 teaching staff from various Central Otago schools at a recent event at Mt Aspiring College (MAC). The subject of his talk was The Psychology of Success. “We had Nigel down to do a...... Read More