Sta­tion eyed

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The Wanaka Com­mu­nity Board wants the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil to ex­plore the pur­chase of the fire sta­tion on Ard­more St. Board chair­woman Rachel Brown sug­gested on Mon­day it could be added to the coun­cil’s prop­erty port­fo­lio in Wanaka as it is next door to other coun­cil prop­er­ties. The new fire sta­tion on Bal­lan­tyne Rd is due for com­ple­tion by the end of 2015. The old sta­tion’s rate­able land value is $800,000, with im­prove­ments val­ued at $90,000.

Lakeside re­serves

The Wanaka Com­mu­nity Board has rec­om­mended the coun­cil should adopt the amended draft Wanaka Lake­front Re­serves Man­age­ment Plan. The rec­om­men­da­tion will be con­sid­ered by the coun­cil at its Novem­ber 30 meet­ing in Lug­gate. The plan is con­tro­ver­sial in that it paves the way for more build­ings on the Roys Bay re­serve. A lease over the re­serve for a wa­ter sports fa­cil­ity is specif­i­cally in­cluded.

Trail bike rid­ers re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal

Wanaka trail bike rid­ers Fraser Dowling and Jack Mans­field, both 19, re­main in hos­pi­tal, re­cov­er­ing from in­juries re­ceived in an ac­ci­dent on Lake Hawea Sta­tion on Oc­to­ber 5. Dowling has had surgery to his lum­bar spine and is now in Bur­wood Hos­pi­tal while Mans­field has had surgery to his el­bow and is in Dunedin Hos­pi­tal.

Gi­ga­town reps in Chat­tanooga

Wanaka busi­ness­women Kelly Good and Arna Craig are vis­it­ing Chat­tanooga, United States, this week as part of the Gi­ga­town cam­paign. They will ex­plore the ben­e­fits and chal­lenges of gi­ga­bit­fi­bre and how it has trans­formed that city.

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