Otago

Cardrona golf course second round of submissions

A second round of public submissions regarding the development of a golf course on Cardrona Valley Road will close on May 1. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is accepting submissions on the request for a private plan change to the Operative...... Read More

Spectacular aurora captured over Lake Wanaka

Those who looked up at the night sky in the weekend were treated to a rare sight, with the Aurora Australis dancing in the sky on two consecutive nights. The Southern Lights were spotted from Auckland, Canterbury and the Otago Peninsula on...... Read More

Racing through obstacles

When a road accident left George Cairney partially blind he had to give up some of his favourite hobbies, like reading. Nine years later, the 26-year-old has developed a new hobby in running and is using it to change his life and to continue smashing...... Read More

One dead in Queenstown parapenting crash

A person has died after crashing while parapenting in Queenstown this morning. Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 10am. Witness Mindy Hill told Fairfax NZ the crash was "a terrible thing to watch". "He began...... Read More

Australian activist joins Dunedin march

Australian animal rights activist James Aspey will be joining the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society in a march this weekend to highlight growing opposition to animal-based research and a proposed new $50 million animal laboratory in Dunedin.   James,...... Read More

NASA’s sixth balloon launch attempt cancelled

UPDATED: NASA balloon launch attempt has been postponed due to high surface winds.  NASA postponed the sixth launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 6.45am. due to high surface winds not conducive for launch.   "The...... Read More

Remembering local service men and women

Ahead of ANZAC Day, Wanaka Genealogy Group president Louise Primrose talks to the Wanaka Sun about local book “Courageous and Free - Stories of our Upper Clutha WW1 Soldiers & Nurse, who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live free”....... Read More

Queenstown’s VIP mystery solved

The mysterious "senior officials" coming to Queenstown for a conference this weekend are the heads of agencies involved in the Five Eyes spy network, according to an unconfirmed report. NZME says it believes they include FBI director James...... Read More

Police investigating Dunedin fires

A series of fires in Dunedin over the past few weeks has Southern police appealing to the public to report any suspicious behaviour. Police were conducting mobile patrols in the St Kilda area on Saturday, April 15 at 11:40pm in relation to previous fires...... Read More

Exclusion from Sticky Forest a possibility

Local users of Sticky Forest are saddened that parts of the popular bike trails may be a no-go zone if the owners are not successful in having the zoning of the land changed in the Queenstown Lakes Proposed District Plan. In his original submission...... Read More