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Retirement village staff member tests positive

A staff member at Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village has tested positive for coronavirus after their spouse tested positive a day earlier. Retirement village director Aaron Armstrong said the staff member received a positive test result on the afternoon...... Read More

Central Otago Mayor Cadogan says on the Annual Plan 20-2

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan says on the Annual Plan 20-21:“Your council understands the financial challenges that coronavirus will bring to households across our district. I want to assure you that your council is working hard to find ways to...... Read More

Help for plight of immigrant workers in QLD

  A meeting between Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult and the Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway delivered significant progress in assisting the district’s immigrant workforce. Mayor Boult described the meeting as constructive...... Read More

Wānaka mountain guide’s long way home

When Wānaka mountain guide Mal Haskins left Ushuaia (Argentina) on the Oceanwide ship Plancius, bound for the Antarctic Peninsula, he could never have known he would return two weeks later to a changing world. Haskins, along with Twizel guide Dave...... Read More

Lockdown losses, not a four-week fix

There is no doubting the lockdown is affecting Wānaka businesses- and not just those in the tourism industry, but right across the board. Naomi Lindsay of Ignite Wānaka said:” We do know that businesses will be disrupted hugely. We have already...... Read More

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival goes ahead

  The18th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival is scheduled to run in a  reduced capacity in Wānaka from June 26 to 28, followed by the national tour. The festival director, Mark Sedon, has had to create adapted options for the festival...... Read More

Can’t get to get to the shops? Order online

With both local New Worlds offering email and phone ordering services and deliveries, it is easy for those who are unwell or unable to shop for groceries to stay at home.   New World Three Parks was among the first, on March 17, to offer...... Read More