Wanaka

The many moods of Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka sunrise

Sunrise on Lake Wanaka from the mouth of Bullock Creek near the town center and dinosaur park children’s playground   A summer “chop” on Lake Wanaka from the prevailing nor west winds in summer. The edge of Ruby Island to the right   June 2017 – Black Peak in the back ground of this Lake…

How best to look after our precious New Zealand waterways – a personal view by Laurel Teirney of Wanaka

A personal view by by Laurel Teirney, a former manager at Ministry of Fisheries The success of the community based/scientist/agency approach we adopted for looking after the whole of the Fiordland, and then the Kaikoura Marine Areas makes me feel we’ve struck on a “magic” formula that just might apply to our lakes and rivers…

An overview of efforts to encourage native bird population numbers between Mt Aspiring and Wanaka, New Zealand.

Matukituki Trust members

top: Members of the Matukituki Trust planning trapping operations at Aspiring Hut 10 days ago Many of you know that I’ve been involved with many others giving native bird populations a leg up via the Matukituki Trust for the last 4 or so years. Progress has been very steady and positive due a good base plan…

Lake Wanaka’s grebes

For a few years now the grebe, an endangered species, has been in the news regularly making a name for themselves nesting on floating nests tethered to the Wanaka Marina. The whole wonderful story of what is essentially eco restoration, with a decidedly lateral thinking twist can be had by going to the link below.…

Goldfish crisis in Wanaka | Stuff.co.nz

A heads up for residents of Wanaka and Albert Town, and all who care about the health of rivers such as the Clutha… Goldfish believed illegally dumped into Albert Town’s artificial wetlands are breeding and some have found their way into the natural lagoon beside the Clutha River.Now, environmental agencies are concerned the bottom-grazing pest…