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  • Drive to conditions in winter weather

    ADJUST YOUR DRIVING Visibility can be seriously reduced by rain, snow or fog and this can increase the risk of a crash. To improve visibility, keep all windows and mirrors clean. Don’t let windows fog up — turn on the demister or open a window.

  • Native plantings enrich landscape

    Members of the Haehaeata Natural Heritage Trust walk the talk when it comes to creating landscapes rich in the indigenous flora and fauna of Central Otago.

  • Sun and snow for fundraiser

    Wanaka twins and water-skiers Genevieve (left) and Katrina Wallis (12) dressed in a Hawaiian theme for the annual Wanaka midwinter water-ski and swim at Roys Bay on Sunday.

  • Council wants your opinions

    How does the council shape up?

  • More data available for alpine areas

    Caution is being advised by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) as the Southern Alps have recently been heavily blanketed with metres of snow.

  • Serving the many who served motivates pair

    They served their country and they deserve to be served in return.

  • Stars to be reflected in festivities

    Preparations have begun for this year’s Matariki celebration in Wanaka, which will include a hangi expected to feed more than 700 people.

  • Top of the crop

    Rex Sandford, of Rob Rosa Station, Cardrona valley, is presented with an award by Rotary Club of Wanaka president Richard Wallace for his dry swede crop.

  • A true appreciation for the night sky

    Yang Zheng, who has just won prizes in two categories of the Winterstellar Astrophotography Competition, only started photographing night skies two years ago, when he and his family moved from Beijing, China, to Dunedin.

  • Community celebrations to mark the rise of Matariki

    The nation officially marks it’s newest public holiday, Matariki, tomorrow, acknowledging the rise of the Matariki star cluster and marking the Maori New Year.

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  • Campers not happy at holiday park

    The News was made aware of multiple evictions at Clyde Holiday Park in the lead-up to New Year’s Eve, but has since uncovered complaints dating back to when Gary and Roslyn Ryan took over the lease of the holiday park two years ago and at other holiday parks the couple have managed....

  • Mental health in spotlight around the region

    ‘‘We teach our team to identify stress, anxiety and depression in themselves and others, and give them the tools to know what to do about it. Our team have all completed Mates in Construction Suicide Awareness Training and we have four ‘Connectors’ across our site,’’ he said....

  • Plenty to do for visitors, locals this long weekend

    It’s Labour Weekend. Summer is just around the corner and the long weekend is a well-timed break to rest and prepare before the crazy season of Christmas hits us....

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  • 100 years on the land celebrated

    The Frame family recently celebrated 100 years of farming Burnbank in Teviot Valley. Shawn McAvinue talks to Bill and Gwenda Frame about how four generations have transformed the land from an unfenced block covered in gorse and rabbits to a productive sheep and beef farm....

  • Campers not happy at holiday park

    The News was made aware of multiple evictions at Clyde Holiday Park in the lead-up to New Year’s Eve, but has since uncovered complaints dating back to when Gary and Roslyn Ryan took over the lease of the holiday park two years ago and at other holiday parks the couple have managed....

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