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What’s on for Anzac Day 2021?

The build-up to Anzac Day kicks off tomorrow with the Poppy Day street collection.  The theme for this year’s Poppy Day is ‘military women’ and there will be poppy collection points in the foyers of both New Worlds, Mitre 10 and...... Read More

Wanakup: more than a cup

The Wanakup stall has been serving up free coffee at almost every festival and event this summer - from the A&P Show, to Ripe, to last week’s cold and rainy Skyline Track challenge Gritt - in the signature stainless steel cups. But this sustainability...... Read More

Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain unveiled

If you visit the Festival of Colour HQ in the next few days to pick up your programme or tickets, be sure to spare a few minutes to experience Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain. The video installation in the foyer of the Lake Wānaka Centre - and the...... Read More

A dreamy Sunday with French for Rabbits

Start your Sunday off right with some dreamy tunes at the Festival of Colour’s Pacific Crystal Palace, courtesy of French for Rabbits.  The dream-pop trio is made up of songwriter Brooke Singer, guitarist John Fitzgerald and multi-instrumentalist...... Read More

Street Theatre Saturday

Music, theatre, dance will take over the streets of Wānaka on Saturday for the Festival of Colour arts festival’s Street Theatre Day. Tell your stories of lockdown to Katja at Lockdown Laundry, have a customised love letter written, watch crazy...... Read More

Wheels at Wānaka- spectacular success!

The instigator of Wheels at Wānaka Allan Dippie was thrilled to bits at how the event panned out over the Easter weekend. 24,000 to 25,000 members of the public streamed through the gates over the three-day event but another 4000 to 5000 people were...... Read More

New Worlds flaunt Easter rules

The Easter opening debate on who can and who can't open and when has reared its ugly head again, as Wānaka’s two New World supermarkets opened their doors on Easter Friday. New World was supposed to be closed on Friday said First Union regional...... Read More

Queenstown Lakes targeted for government funds

The Minister of Tourism Stuart Nash is to reopen a government fund that supports councils to build infrastructure for visitors, and the Queenstown Lakes District is one of the areas to be targeted. There will be a specific focus on regions hardest hit...... Read More

Commerce Commission makes decision on Aurora

Last Wednesday the Commerce Commission of New Zealand (CCNZ) published its decision on Aurora Energy’s customised price-quality path (CPP); a decision which will reduce the amount the company can recover from its customers. CCNZ decided to allow...... Read More