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Otago Daily Times
Eighth time lucky, Wanaka balloon lifts off
Otago Daily Times
Nasa has successfully launched its stadium sized super pressure balloon from the Wanaka Airport, just after 11am this morning. Preparations for the launch started late last night as the space agency's balloon team based at the airport kept an eye of ...
Nasa super balloon spotted from Christchurch to West Auckland following today's Wanaka launchNew Zealand Herald
NASA successfully launches Super Pressure Balloon from WanakaIndian Weekender
Watch: NASA launches super pressure balloon in WanakaNewstalk ZB
DoonWire (blog) -YouTube
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 25 Apr 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Departing Wanaka councillor Ella Lawton given large "to do list'' by council colleagues
Stuff.co.nz
"I have very much enjoyed your contribution and would like on record that you have been a tireless servant of the district, particularly the Upper Clutha and Wanaka, and residents of the area should feel the benefit of having you as a strong and ...
Charging ahead with planOtago Daily Times
Green light for Wanaka Airport lease to Queenstown Airport CorpThe Southland Times

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 20 Apr 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka's first palliative care suite kept busy
Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka's first dedicated hospice suite was occupied within three days of its official opening on September 30 last year and has remained busy ever since. Admissions to the Stina Mooyman Palliative Care Suite in the Aspiring Enliven Care Centre has ...

 28 Apr 2017 
Bid to subdivide land into 23 residential sections
Otago Daily Times
Plans concerning a new commercial zone in Cardrona Valley Rd in Wanaka will be heard by independent commissioners next month. Peter Gordon and HGW Trustee's Ltd have applied for resource consent to subdivide 22.3ha of land into 23 residential ...

 28 Apr 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Major Ian Piercy calls Wanaka to order in Anzac Day parade
Stuff.co.nz
Major Ian Piercy is the imposing man in Army uniform who has led Wanaka's annual Anzac Day street parade for the last four years. He got the job after tackling his fellow Anzac Day service organiser Lyal Cocks about parade drill. "He said, "You do it".

 25 Apr 2017 

The Southland Times
Wanaka paddleboarder Annabel Anderson snags fifth Carolina Cup
The Southland Times
Wanaka paddle boarder Annabel Anderson has won her fifth consecutive Carolina Cup in the United States and maintained her number one world ranking going into her northern hemisphere season of races. Anderson's victory was earned on April 22 at ...

 26 Apr 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka Trail Ride draws record entries for school fundraiser
Stuff.co.nz
Some schools sell chocolate, others toothbrushes. In Wanaka, supporters hit the trails on their dirt bikes. Wanaka's third annual trail ride at Tarras attracted a record number of 859 registrations from around the South Island, up from 600 last year ...

 24 Apr 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Eighth launch attempt for balloon
Otago Daily Times
If the launch goes ahead, a section of State Highway 6 between Luggate and the Wanaka Airport will be closed for up to an hour. A detour will be in place through Hawea Flat. The public can view the launch from the top of Mt Iron, from the Hawea Flat ...

 24 Apr 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Music still calls the tune
Otago Daily Times
``I'm Julie Pasco - you played at my wedding in the old Wanaka Town Hall in 1992. You had all the guests doing a barn dance and they still talk about it today. I brought my 17-year-old son to your folk festival here last year and he loved it, and this ...

 22 Apr 2017 
Lake front house and woolshed get approval
New Zealand Herald
Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has been granted consent with conditions to construct a dwelling and relocate a historic woolshed to his lakefront property in Wanaka. Beech Cottage Trustees Ltd, of which Mr Dippie is a director, applied for resource ...

 26 Apr 2017 

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