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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