Wanaka, Wanaka

66 days ago

Throwback Thursday

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Firefighters battle a blaze at the Night & Day store in central Queenstown in November 2007.

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67 days ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

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68 days ago

Queenstown man snowboards into town from home after 'weather bomb' hits

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.

The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.

Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the … View more
A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.

The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.

Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the elevated suburb of Fernhill, said people were cheering as he snowboarded past buses and stuck cars this morning.

How's the weather at your place? Tell us in the comments below.

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69 days ago

Sale in Wanaka: house sells for $1 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Rata Street in Wanaka has sold for $1 million.

At 210sqm, it is larger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median home is 204sqm.

The property at No. 60 was sold on September 1, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $885,000. The median CV in Wanaka is … View more
A home on Rata Street in Wanaka has sold for $1 million.

At 210sqm, it is larger than most homes in Wanaka, where the median home is 204sqm.

The property at No. 60 was sold on September 1, 2020. It has four-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Its capital valuation is $885,000. The median CV in Wanaka is $940,000.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

69 days ago

Wanaka house goes for $1.05 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A property at 10 Kings Drive in Wanaka has sold for $1.05 million.

The 128sqm home is much smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The three-bedroom home has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $850,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000. The sale was finalised on June 12, … View more
A property at 10 Kings Drive in Wanaka has sold for $1.05 million.

The 128sqm home is much smaller than most homes in Wanaka.

The three-bedroom home has two bathrooms and its capital valuation is $850,000, compared with the median CV in the suburb of $940,000. The sale was finalised on June 12, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

69 days ago

Sale in Wanaka: home goes for $1.77 million

Property Sale Alert from homes.co.nz

A home on Warren Street in Wanaka has fetched 47 per cent above its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 77 fetched $1.77 million, compared to a CV of $1.21 million.

The 180sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Wanaka is 204sqm.

This home sold on July 31, … View more
A home on Warren Street in Wanaka has fetched 47 per cent above its capital valuation (CV). The property at No. 77 fetched $1.77 million, compared to a CV of $1.21 million.

The 180sqm home is smaller than most homes in the suburb. The median home in Wanaka is 204sqm.

This home sold on July 31, 2020.

This information is courtesy of homes.co.nz. It becomes available as soon the sale is processed by the local council. This can sometimes take up to three months.

69 days ago

Get inspired with the Southland Home Show!

Resene

The Southland Home Show is on from 3-4 October at ILT Stadium. A visit to the show can help you make qualified decisions, everything to make your house into a home.

Come and see the Resene team on the Resene stand for the latest colour and wallpaper ideas and inspiration. We look forward to … View more
The Southland Home Show is on from 3-4 October at ILT Stadium. A visit to the show can help you make qualified decisions, everything to make your house into a home.

Come and see the Resene team on the Resene stand for the latest colour and wallpaper ideas and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you there!
Visit the show!

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70 days ago

The regions hardest hit by Covid-19 are among New Zealand's most beautiful

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

The lengthening lines outside Fergburger might suggest otherwise, but New Zealand’s tourism sector is still in fight-for-survival mode.

The hardest hit regions of Fiordland, the West Coast, Queenstown and Dunedin – where spend was down 22 per cent, 20 per cent, 18 per cent and 17 per cent … View more
The lengthening lines outside Fergburger might suggest otherwise, but New Zealand’s tourism sector is still in fight-for-survival mode.

The hardest hit regions of Fiordland, the West Coast, Queenstown and Dunedin – where spend was down 22 per cent, 20 per cent, 18 per cent and 17 per cent respectively (according to MBIE data) – are also among our most beautiful.

The problem is not that no-one wants to visit them, but that they relied heavily on overseas visitors or tourism in general before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Even with the domestic tourists they’ve welcomed since the nationwide lockdown ended, they’re still in dire straits.

Pay them a visit on your next break and you’ll be doing them a favour they’ll repay you for many times over in terms of the adventures they offer. Of course it helps that they are all offering some pretty exceptional deals.

72 days ago

Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once … View more
Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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71 days ago

Do you get our free gardening ezine?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a … View more
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.

We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.

Delivered every Friday to your email inbox, Get Growing digital magazine offers seasonal gardening advice from the NZ Gardener magazine's team of experts. Each week we answer all your burning questions on raising fruit and veges and tell you the top tasks to do in your backyard this weekend. Subscribe here:

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72 days ago

Lockwood house of the year 2020: Not your Nana's Lockwood

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Designed by Pete Bossley, Tony and Sue Pfeiffer’s pavilion style home in Wānaka is grounded in the landscape by local stone pillars, and makes the most of stunning views of Black Peak and Treble Cone mountains.

72 days ago

What is double glazing?

RetroFit Double Glazing - Otago

What is double glazing? We’ve put together some information that might help you with your research if you're considering getting retrofit double glazing click here to read. If you’re interested, we offer a free no obligation quote click here or call us on 0800 658 658.

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72 days ago

Paint a hat box

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most… View more
Turn a cardboard lidded hat box into a stylish piece of home décor using Resene testpots, with a tribal twist.

When painting with a tribal theme, throw perfection out the window and embrace crooked lines, texture, and less than perfect paint techniques to get a more organic result.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create your own

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73 days ago

Happy New Zealand Sign Language Week!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZ Sign Language is unique to our country and is one of New Zealand's three official languages, so those are some great reasons to celebrate it!
Check out the Neighbourly team trying their hand at simple greetings that you could sign in your neighbourhood.

74 days ago

Take part in Pots for Tots for Plunket with Resene!

Resene

Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these … View more
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.

The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.

Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!

Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Learn more

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