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Council advised to refuse Northlake hotel

In a win for community mobilisation, Queenstown Lakes District Council’s Sarah Gathercole, who is a Senior Resource Consents Planner, delivered a “Refused” judgement on the application of Northlake Investment Ltd to build a 113-bed hotel...... Read More

Promising duck numbers ahead of season

Otago duck numbers are looking good for the upcoming season, with a slight increase on last year. Otago Fish and Game officer Paul van Klink, who has recently completed the annual mallard monitoring flights over Coastal and South Otago, said, "total...... Read More

Wanaka prepares for Drunken Knight

An award-winning actress will be coming to Wanaka and donning 10 Shakespearean masks during her one-woman show this Sunday. New Zealand’s Katie Boyle will be at Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar at 8pm to share her performance of The Merry Wives...... Read More

OPINION: One chance to get a better financial model

I’ve had a number of people ask me why we need to go to a district-wide referendum on the proposed visitor levy. The answer is fairly straightforward. We need to send a compelling message of our district’s residents’ support for the...... Read More

ANZ after netballers’ dreams

The third season of the ANZ Premiership has taken off, and as the community netball season kicks off, ANZ is asking Wanaka netballers what their netball dreams look like. All successful teams have an x-factor, an element that gives them the edge. It...... Read More

Perfect home debut for Wanaka AFC

Wanaka AFC picked up their second win of the season with goals either side of halftime to Barry Grehan and Danillo Santana allowing the Wanaka men to make a perfect home debut. The 2-1 win over Northern AFC, at the Wanaka Recreation Centre, has WAFC...... Read More

No exemption for sports shooting competitions

Police Minister Stuart Nash has introduced legislation changing firearms laws to improve public safety following the Christchurch terror attacks. “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack will be banned,” Nash said. “Owning...... Read More

Contaminated recycling increases waste to landfill

Contaminated glass recycling in the Central Otago District is increasing the amount of waste going to landfill. Central Otago District Council (CODC) has spent the last 18 months looking at efficient ways to recycle increasing quantities of glass from...... Read More

Poo patrol: Whose mess is it?

For all the human mess left around the district, there are very few consequences for those who make the mess. Should they be reported to the police or council, or both? A spokesperson for the police said, “'Excreting in public' is an...... Read More

Cromwell’s hearing date set for Plan Change 13

A hearing will be held in June to hear submissions on River Terrace Developments Ltd's application for a private plan change which proposes adding 900 residential units opposite Highland’s Motorsports Park in Cromwell. Winton Ltd’s Chris...... Read More