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Clutha River / Mata-Au water allocation

Public consultation on Clutha sought   Public consultation about the future of the Clutha River’s water allocation will take place in Wanaka on Thursday, November 23. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) will ask members of the public why...... Read More

Assess your risk of developing diabetes

By Lynda Davis - Nurse Manager at Aspiring Medical Centre Diabetes is the largest and fastest-growing health issue we face in New Zealand. It is a condition where your body cannot control its blood sugar levels properly – either because...... Read More

GIVEAWAY! Superior Car Wash & Coffee

CLICK HERE to enter the draw! Ts & Cs: * Competition closes 6pm Mon, 20 November 2017. Tag up to FIVE friends - 1 per comment. Winners will be drawn at random and announced in next week's Wanaka Sun.  Prizes valid until 10 Dec 2017. Click...... Read More

QLDC acts on holiday rentals

Homeowners in Wanaka could be prevented from renting out their property after Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) proceeded with revised rules for Residential Visitor Accommodation. The decision was taken at QLDC’s extraordinary meeting...... Read More

16 - 22 Nov 2017 | Edition 844

Click to read the Wanaka Sun online   Enlarge screen by double-clicking on the page  View all earlier editions of the Wanaka Sun here ... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of stolen vehicle

Police are appealing for sightings of this car. The vehicle is a silver Ford Everest, registration JZW479. The car was stolen in Oamaru yesterday morning and was involved in a petrol drive-off later in the day. If you see the car, please call Police...... Read More

Wanaka Crimeline | Wanaka Police - 13 Nov 2017

Crimeline by Senior Constable Ian Henderson Summer is here! Boats should have been booked in for their yearly checks, lifejackets should be inspected and boat trailers checked for roadworthiness. Motorists are asked to be aware that there will be...... Read More

Beard shaving in ‘Battle for Bruce’

A Wanaka man is shaving off his two-and-a-half year-old beard in a bid to raise money for his uncle’s battle against cancer. Ray Tiddy (pictured) will go clean-shaven for the first time in 30 months to support his uncle in what he has dubbed the ‘Battle...... Read More

Town’s Airbnb surge “disruptive”

A PhD candidate researching the sociology of New Zealand’s tourist towns is analysing her findings on Wanaka’s Airbnb “conundrum.” Massey University candidate Stella Pennell, pictured, spoke to nine Wanaka Airbnb hosts in...... Read More