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Teachers’ strike scheduled for May 29

Wendy Bamford, principal of Wanaka Primary announced, “It is with frustration and disappointment that I inform you of the teacher's strike date of Wednesday 29th May.  Our school will be closed on this day. Our teachers, as are others...... Read More

Horse whisperer, Tui Teka, graces Wanaka

The newly established equestrian centre on the outskirts of town, Grace Farms, is currently hosting Tui Teka Better Horsemanship clinics. Grace Farms is a stunning new facility that has been established by expat Americans who now reside in Wanaka, Mike...... Read More

OPINION: Relocate Queenstown Airport

Monique Kelly of ONE New Zealand presented a stark and fair challenge with her article “The true cost of aviation” (Crux and The Wanaka Sun, 9/5/2019), but not all her conclusions stack up. We agree that climate change is a growing and...... Read More

Wanaka Recreation Centre captures international attention

Wanaka Recreation Centre (WRC) is gaining international recognition after opening its doors just under three years ago. The community facility is shortlisted in the 2019 INDE.Awards, which celebrate the Indo-Pacific region’s most progressive design...... Read More

New waste collection service preparations underway

With Upper Clutha residents scheduled to receive their new rubbish and recycling wheelie bins starting this week, the Wanaka Sun pulled together an update on what residents ought to know in anticipation of the Queenstown Lakes District’s waste...... Read More

Warbirds gets their hands dirty

Warbirds Over Wanaka has followed up its $20,000 donation to the Wanaka Water Project by helping plant almost 200 trees this week. A team of 15 Warbirds Over Wanaka staff and volunteers joined with Te Kakano Community Plant Nursery volunteers for a...... Read More

“The best YAMI Summit yet”

A draw of 150 people from all corners of New Zealand are singing praises to the 2019 YAMI SouNZ Summit, which wrapped last weekend at Lake Wanaka Centre. Event organisers crowned last Saturday’s and Sunday’s music industry event with the...... Read More

Ballantyne Road gets multi-million dollar upgrade

A section of Wanaka's Ballantyne Road will receive a $6.4 million improvement, including road sealing and a one-metre wide shoulder for pedestrians and cyclists. The road's upgrade to meet modern safety standards will also include a low-speed...... Read More

Wanaka’s royal full house

Archie Davison (9), Archie Popperwell (5), Archie Beaton (5, not pictured), Harrison Lovelock (8) and Harrison Black (6); five Wanaka boys who share their moniker with the latest little royal, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. School boys are not...... Read More

Old Hawea land plump for the picking

In a rare moment of real estate gold, 8.5ha of old Hawea town land has just hit the market. The largely rectangular block at 195 Lakeview Terrace is surrounded by existing residential properties. The gently sloping tussock and grassed block has been...... Read More