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Otago Daily Times
Curlers instructed to kiss their stones
Otago Daily Times
Founder and president of the Cardrona Curling Club John Harridge, of Wanaka, kneels before the club's 400-year-old stone recently acquired from Scotland, as Sandy Hazeldine, of Wanaka, performs the "blessing". Photo: Mark Price. Some curling traditions ...


Otago Daily Times
Former employee vents frustration
Otago Daily Times
At a meeting organised by council candidate for the Dunstan ward, Michael Laws, in Wanaka yesterday afternoon, Mr Donaldson said he had become ''dissatisfied with trying to get things to happen'' while working for the council. He cited his inability to ...


Newstalk ZB
Andrew Dickens: People's worries are different in Wanaka
Newstalk ZB
So if you follow me on Facebook you'll know that I've been on holiday for the last 7 days in Wanaka in Central Otago. It was awesome. We had a bit of rain on the drive from Christchurch through the MacKenzie Country but then six straight days of blue ...

 25 Sep 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka man who shot cat with .22 gets diversion
Stuff.co.nz
A Wanaka man who shot his neighbour's cat has been made to write a letter of apology. Stewart Blennerhassett shot Coco the 3-year-old brown-and-white Siamese cat after he wandered onto his rural property in Studholme Rd on July 28. Police gave him ...

 20 Sep 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's best mountain bikers to duel it out in Wanaka
Stuff.co.nz
The event run over February 25-26 will be hosted at Cardrona Alpine Resort and delivered in partnership with local mountain bike club, Bike Wanaka. Alpine Resort Bike Park is New Zealand's highest bike park, with spectacular views and diverse terrain, ...

 20 Sep 2016 

The Southland Times
Alpine Lake Research and Education Centre proposed for Wanaka
The Southland Times
The research centre steering group includes Queenstown Lakes councillors Ella Lawton and Calum Macleod, Ruth Harrison from the Department of Conservation, Don Robertson from the Guardians of Lake Wanaka, and Lake Wanaka Trust chairman Russell ...
Research centre site prime real estateOtago Daily Times
New advocacy group joins Wanaka water chorusStuff.co.nz
“Lake Wanaka Trust has been formed”Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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 19 Sep 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Crowd funding in the bag for Wanaka plastic-free group
Stuff.co.nz
Plastic Bag Free Wanaka spokeswoman Anna van Riel is delighted that the group has met its crowdfunding target. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka has raised over $5,500 for its Wanaka Bag project in just a fraction of the allocated time. Group founder Anna van ...

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 20 Sep 2016 

Stuff.co.nz
Braden Currie wrong foots himself in Xterra Pan America sprint finish
Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka athlete Braden Currie, right, slides across the finish line at the XTERRA Pan. Jesse Peters. Wanaka athlete Braden Currie, right, slides across the finish line at the XTERRA Pan America Championship today, but Josiah Middaugh of the US won.

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 18 Sep 2016 

Otago Daily Times
Crossing over
Otago Daily Times
We haven't been for seven years, although Snow Farm is practically on our doorstep. If you're driving towards Queenstown from Wanaka and you don't turn right and climb to Cardrona Alpine Resort, you can turn left about 200m further on, wind your way up ...


Stuff.co.nz
Protection sought for Sticky Forest bike trails
Stuff.co.nz
Biking in Sticky Forest's smorgasbord of undulating trails is one of the top things to do in Wanaka. Forest fans have been lobbying to protect it as a recreation reserve for many years. The Wanaka Mirror has polled the seven Wanaka Community Board ...

 20 Sep 2016 

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