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Run for Life Education

The Life Education Trust is inviting members of the community to get moving with their mascot, Harold the giraffe, and raise funds to keep the trust running. The Heartland Otago Southland charity educates and empowers over 250,000 children each year...... Read More

Wānaka tour operator finalist in NZ Food Awards

For the first time, a Wānaka tour operator, Ridgeline Adventures, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Food Awards. The NZ Food Awards have this year pivoted from showcasing New Zealand’s best food and beverage producers to recognising...... Read More

Quality of Life Survey check-in

The annual Quality of Life survey has kicked off for the third year running at Open to all members of the community aged 18 and over, the survey will run until 5.00 pm on Sunday 11 October 2020. The survey provides an opportunity...... Read More

Welcome Forest for migrants and newcomers

Human Rights Commissioner Meng Foon will join Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Mayor Jim Boult and local migrant families for a ceremonial tree planting event in Whakatipu-wai-Māori (Queenstown) on Saturday, October 10. Led...... Read More

Old cars amongst dumped Cardrona River rubbish

Almost 1,200kgs (1.2 tonnes) of rubbish was picked up along the banks of the Cardrona River as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Clean Up Week last week.  Eighteen local volunteers picked up a shocking array of dumped trash - including...... Read More

New freshwater regulations add to the toll

I have been reading a lot about how farmers have to endure the new freshwater regulations (see pages 6 and 7). Farmers are pushing back but they are forever getting it in the neck for being a bunch of whiners, is my opinion. Otago farmers are no exception. Farmers...... Read More

Maternity care decision two months away

The future of maternity care in the Southern DHB's Central Lakes will be decided in November. The board has been consulting on where to locate primary birthing units and maternity hubs in Central Otago and Wānaka since February. At present, there...... Read More

Glen Dene declined consent to build

The owners of Glen Dene Station are considering an appeal after they were declined resource consent to create a two-lot subdivision on their high country property, 4 kilometers north of the Lake Hawea township. Richard and Sarah Burdon had applied...... Read More