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Happy 10th birthday, Aspiring Avalanche Dogs

A fundraiser event generating $5,000 for local charity Aspiring Avalanche Dogs (AAD), took place at the café at Anderson Heights last Saturday night. The fund was a gratefully received tenth birthday present for the Treble Cone-based...... Read More

Young Wānaka mum dies after short battle with cancer

Young mother of two small children Kate Callaghan has died of cancer at the age of 36 years. The Wānaka holistic- nutritionist died on Thursday surrounded by loved ones, her friend Emma Simpson said on social media. Callaghan first felt a lump in...... Read More

Cardrona opening on par with last year

Around 1,800 people flocked to Cardrona Alpine Resort for opening day last Friday, with 1,600 getting out on the snow on Saturday. General manager Bridget Legnavsky told the Wānaka Sun this was “on a par” with last year. Opening weekend...... Read More

Northlake drops appeal against Wānaka Medical

On June 23 Northlake Investments abandoned its appeal of the judgment of the Invercargill High Court in which Justice Rob Osborne dismissed Northlake's claims against the Wānaka Medical Centre Justice Osborne later also awarded Wānaka Medical...... Read More

QLDC film office offers temporary film permit relief

The newly established Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Film Office will dedicate $10,000 toward permit fee relief for film production activity taking place on council land as a coronavirus recovery initiative. Currently, fees for filming on...... Read More

ORC adopts Annual Plan for 2020-21

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) adopted its Annual Plan for the next financial year last Wednesday. Changes to the plan’s funding and financial forecasts, following consultation, hearings and deliberation, eliminated a proposed general rates...... Read More

ORC reference groups populated with accomplished members

Reference groups have been assembled to assist with the review and development of ORC’s new Regional Policy Statement [RPS] The RPS sets the direction for future management of Otago's natural and physical resources. It also provides the foundation...... Read More

How lucky we are!

How lucky are we! Or are we? Ten million coronavirus cases worldwide as of yesterday and 503,000 deaths and we have got away with 1500 cases and 22 deaths. And there are only 22 people in active quarantine. We sit pretty, but the coronavirus has slammed...... Read More

Books for the Cooks- thanks Rotary

The Rotary Club of Wānaka has teamed up with Rotary Clubs in Cromwell and Alexandra to support a school in the Cook Islands by stocking their shelves full of books. The Apii Nikoa school was built two years ago, and it’s library has no shelving...... Read More