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Otago Daily Times
Road widening plans delayed
Otago Daily Times
Increasing traffic volumes, spillover from the Roys Peak Track car park and increased use by cyclists have prompted calls from groups such as the police and Wanaka Community Board for the road to be widened. Traffic will be disrupted on the road for ...

 1 Mar 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Wanaka skier wins in Austria
Otago Daily Times
Freeskier Sam Lee (Wanaka) has won a Freeride World Qualifier Tour event in Austria, adding to a string of top results and solidifying this season as his most successful.Sam, who this year made the cut to compete on the Freeride World Tour (FWT) as one ...

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 28 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
MP supports lake research but relevant data needed
Otago Daily Times
Mrs Dean was responding to claims made at a public meeting in Wanaka on Friday that the Government was not doing enough to protect the alpine lakes. More than 200 people attended the meeting titled ``Saving our Alpine Lakes - What Can We Do?''

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 28 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Case put for more data on alpine lakes
Otago Daily Times
More than 200 people attended the Wanaka branch of the Royal Society-sponsored meeting titled "Saving our Alpine Lakes — What Can We Do?" at the Wanaka Lakes Centre to hear from two scientists and a panel of stakeholders. Wanaka Royal Society ...

 27 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Wanaka best spot: travel app developer
Otago Daily Times
Co-developer Mark Bardi spent about two months in Wanaka last year conducting surveys with backpackers and working on the development of the app. Mr Bardi worked from The Cell shared working space located in the former police station in Ardmore St.

 24 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
'Huge, big fireballs' in Wanaka blaze
Otago Daily Times
A lakeside scrub fire shot "huge, big fireballs" into the sky before it was brought under control near Wanaka this evening. Firefighters and two choppers battled the blaze, which at one stage measured about 500m x 500m, in the north-west end of Dublin ...
Houses evacuated before Wanaka lakeside scrub fire extinguishedThe Press
Fiery lakeside blaze at Wanaka now extinguishedNew Zealand Herald
Wanaka scrub fire contained after forcing evacuation of propertiesTVNZ
Radio New Zealand
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 24 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Three special questions for Wanaka
Otago Daily Times
Link Upper Clutha facilitator Kathy Dedo said the group could not solve the big issues such as housing affordability, but the survey would hopefully identify strengths in the community that could be built on, identify talents Wanaka residents have, and ...

 24 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Group returns to its roots
Otago Daily Times
The organisation, which was facing an uncertain future due to declining membership, would from now on only focus on beautification and amenity projects, members decided at its annual meeting in Wanaka on Wednesday night. New president Roger ...

 24 Feb 2017 

Otago Daily Times
New classrooms for Wanaka school
Otago Daily Times
The Government today announced $1.4 million of new funding for the school, which has an expanding roll. Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said the investment recognised the school supported a burgeoning local community. “Wanaka is a pivotal ...
New classrooms to address Wanaka roll growthVoxy
$1.4m for new classrooms at Wanaka Primary SchoolScoop.co.nz (press release)
$1.4m funding for new Wanaka Primary School classrooms an interim measureThe Southland Times

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 24 Feb 2017 
Stellar entertainment lineup for 80th Wanaka A&P Show
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Held Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Wanaka Showgrounds, star attractions include treasured Kiwi icons the Topp Twins, who will perform at 11am and 2pm on both days, and celebrity cook Annabel Langbein, who will be cooking new ...

 27 Feb 2017 

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