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DECISION GIVES CLOSURE AFTER BLUNDER

After two and a-half years of stress and trauma, Mikayla Wilson finally has some closure. A prescription botch up in April 2021 lead to the...

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Wanaka triathlons go swimmingly

The transition from one discipline to another is key to success in triathlon — something Jane Sharman knows well. Sharman made the leap from competitor...

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Enthusiasts drawn to Cromwell classic car festival

Blustery weather did not stop vehicle enthusiasts from flocking to the Cromwell Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival on Saturday. The event has been running...

Behind the Facade

Helping youth ring in the new year safely

After five months of looking into social issues resulting from New Year’s Eve gatherings in Wanaka, the Behind the Facade series comes to an...

Tackling alcohol abuse

In the final instalment of Behind the Facade this year, Aspen Bruce explores how alcohol influences underage drinking and decision making. Police in Wanaka have bought in a rugby...

Big issues facing party towns

Small towns including Wanaka are becoming epicentres for under-age drinking over the New Year period. This week Aspen Bruce talks with councils from holiday hot spots...

Making New Year’s safe

New Year’s in Wanaka has a dual reputation as an idyllic holiday spot, but after the sun sets another side of the town emerges....

The conversations we need to have

Over the month of November, Behind the Facade is exploring the topics around violence and assault. If this becomes triggering or distressing, please reach...
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Alcohol, drugs contribute to festival’s ‘underbelly’

A mix of intoxication, illicit drug use and sexual offending at the Rhythm & Alps festival in the Cardrona Valley causes an ‘‘underbelly’’ of...

Rest-home owner ordered to pay former employee $37,000

The ex-owner of an Alexandra rest-home must pay a former assistant carer more than $37,000 after his multiple breaches of her employment agreement prompted...

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