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WOW gig for Te Anau Pilot

Te Anau pilot Adam Butcher will be flying at the Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) International Airshow this Easter, the year that marks the 30th anniversary of this iconic event. In 2016 the Warbirds Over Wanaka Trust made available two annual scholarships...... Read More

Reaching the summer tipping point

Hot and dry weather reached breaking point across Southland over the weekend, prompting authorities to put a full fire ban in place across the province, while high water demand has resulted in a full sprinkler and hosing ban in Te Anau and Tuatapere. According...... Read More

Tough fishing, good prizes at fishing competition

Hot weather didn't make for the best condition of fish this year at the Te Anau Club's annual fishing competition, but participants still reeled in a good prize pool at the prize giving on Sunday (January 14). Event organiser Darren Drysdale...... Read More

Bibliophile paradise re-opens in Manapouri

In an era where bookstores are under threat, a tiny Manapouri bookshop seems to have already struck a big chord. Just after Christmas, Ruth and Lance Shaw had yet to put a coat of paint on the outside of their new Hobbit-like bookshop when they got their...... Read More

Navigating Te Anau streets

It seems like common sense to stop your car when you see a blind person wanting to cross at an uncontrolled intersection. But it's that common courtesy that's actually counterproductive for someone like 22-year-old Haley Craig. As a newly settled...... Read More

Waitangi Day in Te Anau

Fiordland's first ever organised Waitangi Day celebrations will cover a full course of family-friendly activities that reflect different aspects of New Zealand's history and culture. Waitangi Day committee chairman Dr Steve Bentley he said he...... Read More

Jumping into January

Southlanders will have hikes, walks, horse treks, races and rides to pick from, with many events raising funds for a good cause to boot. The 7th annual instalment of the Glenham Trainwreck Trail will take place this Saturday, January 20th, with a wide...... Read More

Springbok vs All Black rivalry set for GODZone

Former Springbok rugby great Stefan Terblanche is looking forward to representing South Africa and competing against All Black legend Richie McCaw at this year's GODZone in Fiordland National Park. Mr Terblanche, now aged 42, played 37 tests as a...... Read More

Rodeo rounds up big crowds

The 50th year of the Te Anau Rodeo wrangled up to 1800 visitors before the New Year. Te Anau Rodeo Club secretary Peter Dolamore said he thought this year's rodeo, held the day before New Year's Eve, was the fullest he had ever seen. Crowd counts...... Read More

Bittersweet start for new tourism manager

The wheels were in motion for Sharon Salmons and her husband, Mark, to move to Te Anau from Queenstown before Mr Salmons unexpectedly died on Boxing Day. Mrs Salmons says the two lived by an ethos of appreciating every day as it came, and she would be...... Read More