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Local environmentalist talks about icebergs

Chris Riley, the owner of Eco Wānaka Adventures, was approached by the Mountain Film and Book Festival to take part in a panel on old fashioned storytelling, but he says his story “isn’t about mountains, it’s about ice”. Then...... Read More

Councillor Ferguson will seek re-election

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) councillor Craig (Ferg) Ferguson will seek re-election in this October’s local government elections. Ferguson, a member of the Community and Services and Infrastructure committees, said he believes he...... Read More

Masterplan for culture confirms passion for arts

Through the Community Voice sessions in Wanaka, Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy,  instigated by the Three Lakes Cultural Trust, it is clear that their residents feel strongly about the arts. Over 150 people have attended the sessions and over...... Read More

Could you help local families struggling with heating costs

Community Networks seeks donations from those receiving the Winter Energy Payment that may not need these funds. We live in an expensive, stunning and chilly place. The team at Community Networks works alongside many families that are struggling financially....... Read More

Food for Love looking for space

Food for Love is a group of locals who volunteer to cook and bake for other locals who are unwell, going through a hard time, or have children that are unwell, and for the elderly. The group is desperately seeking space for its dried and frozen ingredients....... Read More

Wanaka Premiers succumb to Dunedin Technical

Wanaka hosted Dunedin Technical in round two of the ODT Southern Championship last Saturday at Wanaka Recreation Centre. This is a new competition with a seven team league giving Wanaka another 12 games of competitive football. Wanaka kicked off and...... Read More

It’s National Volunteer Week!

Volunteering Central is proud to celebrate and recognise the collective contribution of the 1.2-million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand and, more locally, the thousands of volunteers who enhance the Upper Clutha community. This year’s...... Read More

Volunteers ‘weaving the people together’

Over 1.2 million Kiwis volunteer time and skills to their community with the volunteer spirit thriving in Wanaka — good reason for Community Networks Wanaka to celebrate National Volunteer Week from June 18-22. Drop into CNW on Brownston Street...... Read More

Wānaka woman gives birth in midwife’s office...

There has been considerable interest in Southern District Health Board’s integrated primary maternity system of care, particularly following the birth of a baby in an ambulance enroute to Southland Hospital a fortnight ago. But just as SDHB officials...... Read More

Currie cracks big race in Cairns

Wānaka-based Ironman athlete Braden Currie has won the Asia-Pacific Championship race emphatically in Cairns, Australia. Not only does this qualify him for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, later this year, but in a way it was even more impressive...... Read More