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Stuff.co.nz
Easter Trading still not a level playing field, Wanaka retailer says
Stuff.co.nz
New Easter Trading legislation will almost create a level playing field between Queenstown and Wanaka, a Wanaka retailer says. MPs narrowly voted to give councils the power to decide Easter trading hours on Thursday. Many Wanaka retailers have, ...
Easter trading decision 'momentous for tourist towns' | Voxy.co.nzVoxy

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 26 Aug 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka developer buys troubled Christchurch subdivision | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
The developer associated with Pegasus Town has purchased a Yaldhurst subdivision in a deal which may help Delta Utilities recovery $13m.
Infinity Investment Group Purchases Yaldhurst Village | Scoop NewsScoop.co.nz (press release)

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 26 Aug 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka Alcohol Group chairwoman Rachel Brown reads a new report on youth drinking.
Stuff.co.nz
A new report on youth drinking in Wanaka has sparked calls for further analysis of adult drinking behaviour and how that influences the town's younger teenagers. Harming Me, Harming You was commissioned by the Wanaka Alcohol Group and reveals just ...

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 23 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Pupils prefer 2-wheel commute
Otago Daily Times
Results from a travel survey showed almost half of pupils at Wanaka Primary School, Hawea Flat School and Holy Family Catholic School wanted to ride their bikes or scooters to school, but less than a fifth regularly travelled to school on two wheels.

 26 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Ex-resident dies in US after stroke
Otago Daily Times
Former Wanaka resident Jan Janata died this month after a stroke while carrying out volunteer work in the United States. Ms Janata and her partner Kate Bariletti were married in Alexandra on August 19, 2013, the day the Marriage (Definition of Marriage ...

 26 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Oaks topped without permission
Otago Daily Times
Four pin oak trees in Forrest Heights, Peninsula Bay, Wanaka, have had their tops cut off. Queenstown Lakes District Council communications manager Michele Poole said a council arborist had inspected the trees. "What has been done was not sanctioned, ...

 26 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Time for glamping
Otago Daily Times
Those looking for a bit of luxury while they camp will soon have the option of a glamping site in Wanaka's Dublin Bay, after a council planner recommended the proposed luxury camping site be approved. Photo by Sean Davis. Campers will not have to worry ...

 25 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Women reluctant
Otago Daily Times
The trust, based in Wanaka, was dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment. Only five of 22 candidates running in elections in Wanaka were women, and representation of women could be below 20%, she said. The main barrier was ...

 25 Aug 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Easter trading business as usual for shop, legally or not
Otago Daily Times
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean yesterday described the decision to allow local authorities to deal with Easter Sunday trading as "momentous". Ms Dean has long campaigned for a change in the law. "This is a huge advance for tourist towns like Wanaka and it will ...

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Otago Daily Times
Contaminated soil being moved
Otago Daily Times
Work is under way to remove arsenic-contaminated soil from one part of the Northlake residential subdivision in Wanaka and bury it in another part. Photo by Mark Price. Work is under way to remove arsenic-contaminated soil from one part of the ...

 24 Aug 2016 

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