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Otago Daily Times
Mountain man talks work life
Otago Daily Times
Wanaka's Gary Dickinson is a volunteer member of Wanaka LandSAR and was one of the rescuers who retrieved the body of the Czech climber who died climbing Mt Aspiring last month. He spoke with Kerrie Waterworth about the ups and downs of being an ...

 15 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Gold, silver for Wanaka snowsports athlete Corey Peters
Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka Paralympian Adam Hall is a technical specialist and only recently began competing in the speed disciplines. He finished fourth and seventh in the men's standing category. The event offered qualifying points for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

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 15 Jan 2017 

The Southland Times
Wilde, Allan and Crombie dominate Sovereign Triathlon in Wanaka
The Southland Times
About 260 athletes competed in windy conditions in Wanaka on Saturday for a qualifying spot in Triathlon New Zealand's age group world championship teams. The triathlon was held over the standard Olympic distance, with Hayden Wilde, of Whakatane, ...

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 15 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Dougal Allan previews Challenge Wanaka
Stuff.co.nz
"It's the Wanaka effect," he said last week, as he relaxed in the Albert Town home of friends Will and Joy Harvey. The Oamaru-based multisporter had brought his family back to their familiar stomping ground for the business end of his training for ...

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 18 Jan 2017 

The Southland Times
Deputy mayor Calum MacLeod's bold goals for Wanaka
The Southland Times
When Calum MacLeod opened the doors to Cinema Paradiso two decades ago, he owned four second-hand armchairs. Now, countless chairs and couches later, he occupies one of 11 chairs around the Queenstown Lakes District Council table. The avid ...

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 11 Jan 2017 

The Southland Times
The Festival of Colour is bringing a little slice of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Wanaka next April.
The Southland Times
The full programme will not be launched until February 9 but festival director Philip Tremewan has decided to give festival fans a quick heads up of what's coming down south. Celebrated British playwright Duncan Macmillan and comedian Jonny Donahoe ...
Plea for funding of specific festival itemsOtago Daily Times

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 11 Jan 2017 

Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Richie & Gemma's Wonderful Wanaka Wedding
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Woman's Day is delighted to share the official coverage of the wedding of Mr and Mrs McCaw held at The Olive Grove in Wanaka, with the exclusive photos and story on-sale from today. “Richie and Gemma's wedding was breathtakingly lovely and I'm thrilled ...

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 16 Jan 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Coutts at regatta to help and inspire young sailors
Otago Daily Times
A five-time winner of the America's Cup, Olympic gold medallist and 2017 America's Cup CEO Sir Russell Coutts was invited by the Wanaka Yacht Club to introduce a new race at the club's annual New Year Regatta, a leg of the O'Pen Bic Junior National ...

 9 Jan 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Glacier track hike hailed a 'must-do'
Otago Daily Times
About 30,000 hikers walked the track each year and the Department of Conservation, which maintains the track, would be keeping a close eye on how it coped after the publicity, Doc Wanaka spokeswoman Annette Grieve said. Staff had been unaware the ...

 7 Jan 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Motorcyclist killed near Wanaka named
Otago Daily Times
Police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died following a head-on collision with a car near Wanaka on Friday. Manfred Brand (47), a Swiss national, died at the scene on Cardrona Valley Rd, on a slight bend 3km south of the Cardrona village.

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 9 Jan 2017 

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