Work starts on new ski lift

Work on  Cardrona Alpine Resort’s new “chondola” lift started  this week. The drive station from the old McDougall ski lift was removed on Monday and earthworks for the  $10 million  lift will start soon. Almost all  the older lift has been now been removed, except  for the top station, which will  be  taken out once

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Puzzling World supreme

More than 40 years after a wooden maze was built 2km outside what was a small Central Otago town, Puzzling World has been recognised as Wanaka’s top business for 2016. Puzzling World won the supreme business award at the inaugural Ignite Chamber of Commerce Wanaka business awards at Rippon Hall last Friday night. In the

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Karearea return to same spot to nest

Two of Albert Town Camping Ground’s most recognisable guests have decided to return for another summer. A pair of endangered karearea (New Zealand falcons) have returned to nest in a fallen log near the Hawea River swing bridge in the Albert Town reserve. Last year, the pair successfully hatched two chicks and they were probably

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Campsites fill faster this year

Space at camping grounds during Christmas and New Year in the Upper Clutha is being snapped up earlier as holidaymakers try to ensure they do not miss out. Camping grounds and holiday parks contacted by the Otago Daily Times all said demand for sites during the summer holiday period was exceeding that of previous years.

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Place to get together

The Wanaka Recreation Centre sits in the empty Three Parks subdivision in Wanaka. The $13.9million recreation centre, which  has two indoor courts, was opened in July,  almost 10 years after it was first discussed. The facility  incorporates a conference room for meetings. Artificial turf for hockey, tennis and netball is to be installed  before the

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Luggate due for a growth spurt

An indication of how big the village of Luggate will be in a few years is provided by this recent aerial photo of  earthworks being carried out by Willowridge Developments. Owner Allan Dippie said yesterday  the company was  establishing the infrastructure for its Luggate Heights development of a small number of big residential sections, on

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