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Council to trial the closure of Wilkin Road

Following feedback on the proposed improvements to the cycle network on Anderson Road and Aubrey Road in Wānaka, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has begun “detailed design work on the project with a view to start construction soon”. This...... Read More

Defending the title

A local athlete, Dougal Allan, is training meticulously towards defending his title at February’s gruelling 2020 Coast to Coast Longest Day race. The Coast to Coast demands a high level of fitness, as well as skill sets across three sporting...... Read More

Comment: Why are so many rats being caught this year?

The incredible number of rats and stoats caught in our forests this year is a result of mast fruiting of beech trees, an event that occurs every three to four years when beech trees produce a super abundance of seeds. Mast fruiting is a strategy that...... Read More

Grebe Diary November 10, 2019

Yeeha! Hoiho won the bird of the year competition so thank you so much for all those that helped us get to the winning post. Voting was a bit more complicated this year with STV (single transferable voting) which meant that all the votes, whether you...... Read More

You cone do it!

A Wānaka ice cream manufacturer is competing in the 2019 NZ Ice Cream Awards and judging is underway this week at Auckland’s Foodbowl. Pure New Zealand Ice Cream is in its tenth year and produces ice cream from its creative kitchen on Anderson...... Read More

The lineup of 2019 business awards finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Ignite Wānaka Business Awards have now been announced, with judges impressed by the diversity of business and strong financial performance among entrants. The biennial business awards are said to be a highlight on the Wānaka...... Read More

MartinJenkins appointed as impact assessment consultant

The consulting firm that did the groundwork to the visitor levy, has just been awarded the contract to perform the economic and social impact assessments for Wānaka Airport.  MartinJenkins has been selected by Queenstown Lakes District Council...... Read More

Intrepid trekkers get to Wānaka

Running Te Araroa with Brook Van Rineen Brook Van Rineen began his quest on August 24 and aims to run the entire 3000m Te Araroa Track from Cape Reinga to Cape Bluff while fundraising for mental health.  The 33-year-old Wānaka resident has raised...... Read More

Camping management reaps rewards

Good management can be rewarding. Only five complaints were received by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) about Lake Dunstan campsites in summer 2018-2019, compared with 250 in 2017-2018.  “We found having people on the ground monitoring...... Read More

Expected due date postponed for Maternity Hub.

When a woman becomes pregnant you can be reasonably sure that that baby will be due in nine months. When the Southern District Health Board puts a due date on a Maternity Hub, expect delays.  Last Monday, SDHB held a public meeting, ‘What’s...... Read More