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South Island covered in smoke from Australia's bushfires
South Island residents have shared harrowing photos of smoke from Australia's bushfires blanketing their region.People from Wanaka and Queenstown have shared their concerns after spotting smoke in their area. It's back! Australian... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Tue 8:45pm 

Zoi Sadowski Synnott fifth in X Games Slopestyle
NZ snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Wanaka) has finished fifth in the Jeep Womenís Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen. 
© 2020 Sun 2:15pm 

Bronze medal for NZ Freeskier in Winter Youth Olympic Games Halfpipe
Wanaka freeskier Luca Harrington has clocked up some massive airtime in the Lausanne 2020 halfpipe to claim a bronze medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. 
© 2020 Wed, 22 Jan 7:35am 

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'Capable' climbers fell to their deaths from Marian Peak, Fiordland
Two promising mountaineers who died in a fall in Fiordland National Park in 2017 had sufficient skills and experience for the climb they were attempting, an inquest in Queenstown was told yesterday.Veteran Wanaka mountaineer Geoff... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Tue, 21 Jan 10:45am 

Wanaka bar staff struggle to pay rent during Lalaland's 48-hour licence suspension
The intoxicated woman later apologised to bar staff, saying she drank a bottle of wine in the car park before entering the bar. 
© 2020 Thu, 16 Jan 1:06pm 

Opium poppies, cocaine seized in Wanaka raids
Drug raids in the Wanaka area today netted a haul that included dozens of opium poppies, MDMA, LSD and cocaine.While executing three search warrants today, police discovered the aforementioned drugs, including more than 80 poppy... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon, 13 Jan 7:45pm 

Medals all round for the NZ para alpine ski team in Winter Park
It was medals all round for the NZ team competing at the World Para Alpine Ski races at Winter Park in Colorado today with Corey Peters (New Plymouth) winning both Super-G races in the menís sitting category, Adam Hall (Wanaka) claiming second and third in the standing category and sit skier Aa 
© 2020 Sat, 4 Jan 7:35pm 

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Serious injuries, highway shut after crash near Wanaka Airport
A person is seriously injured after a car crashed into a wall in Central Otago. 
© 2020 Thu, 19 Dec 9:15am 

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Nico Porteous lands 1st 1620
NZ freeskier Nico Porteous (Wanaka) has finished fourth in the menís Ski Superpipe on the final day of competition at X Games Aspen. Saving his best until last, Nicoís fourth run included a trick never before landed in competition, a double cork 1620. 
© 2020 Mon 8:15pm 

Highlanders vs Crusaders live - Super Rugby pre-season
Aaron Mauger's side host their southern neighbours in a pre-season hitout at at Wanaka Showgrounds. 
© 2020 Fri 6:35pm 

NZ Skier Hank Bilous second at Freeride World Tour Season Opener in Japan
Wanaka skier Hank Bilous has finished on the podium at the first stop of the 2020 Freeride World Tour in Japan. A blistering high-speed run incorporating some huge air time saw Hank score 88.67 points to finish second behind two-time world champion Drew Tabke (USA) on 89.67. 
© 2020 Tue, 21 Jan 2:05pm 

New Zealand's threat of over-tourism seen in Wanaka's proposed second airport
OPINION: I moved to Wanaka in the 90s. The town was small; no supermarket, no cinema, and one or two good cafes. Things have changed. 
© 2020 Sun, 19 Jan 5:15am 

Super Rugby: Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger concedes scrum must improve
The Highlanders set-piece was dominated by the Waratahs in Sydney trial as Crusaders await in Wanaka next week. 
© 2020 Sat, 18 Jan 4:45pm 

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Wanaka residents warned after burglary spree
The opportunistic burglars targeted unlocked vehicles and properties. 
© 2020 Fri, 10 Jan 5:55pm 

Cardrona axes chairlift plan to protect hundreds of lizards
DOC has commended a ski resort near Wanaka for abandoning its plans for a new chairlift, after it was found the construction would disturb a native lizard stronghold. 
© 2020 RadioNZ Sun, 5 Jan 9:55am 

Power outages across parts of Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown
Parts of Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown are without power following an electrical fault. 
© 2020 Thu, 2 Jan 10:45am 

Controversial Wanaka jet airport plan turned into animated video
An animated video shows what a busy jet airport could look like in Wanaka. 
© 2020 Fri, 27 Dec 5:15pm 

Sam Cane and Harriet Allen's windy Wanaka wedding
Chiefs captain and All Black Sam Cane has tied the knot with Harriet Allen in a ceremony overlooking Lake Wanaka. Cane is used to the nerves that come with playing rugby on the world stage - but admits the butterflies before the... 
© 2020 NZ Herald Mon, 23 Dec 1:55pm 

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