Wanaka building consents boom

Wanaka’s building boom is set to continue, creating job opportunities in the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s building consent processing and inspection teams. There were 712 total building consents issued for Wanaka in 2017, at an estimated value of $258 million, according to council data released to Stuff on February 28. That’s a 45.6 per cent

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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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