August 11, 2020

Local rest homes in lockdown

Event Date: August 12, 2020

In light of the recent Covid19 re emergence, both Aspiring Enliven and Elmslie House have implemented lock down procedures with immediate effect.

There will be no visits until further notice.

Please call them if you have any questions.


August 11, 2020

Covid 19 – Alert Level 2

Event Date: August 12, 2020

Our region is at Alert level 2 until midnight on Friday 14th August. Information will be updated as and when received.

Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go to work and school, but you should:

  • keep your distance from other people in public
  • wash your hands
  • sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
  • wear a mask if you can.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

People at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.

Get tested for COVID-19 if you have cold or flu symptoms. Tests are free.


Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which include physical distancing and record keeping.


No more than 100 people at gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

If you’re unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have symptoms of cold or flu call your doctor or Healthline and get advice about being tested.
  • If you have been told to self-isolate you must do so immediately.

May 5, 2020

Wanaka Artisan Market

Event Date: August 13, 2020

Back at Bullock Creek on Thursday’s  from 2-6pm .  A great time to love Wanaka and support local
There will be measures in place to keep you safe, and still bring you the local produce, crafts, art & faces you know and love!

August 13, 2020

Hawea Playgroup

Event Date: August 14, 2020

As we revisit level 2, please be aware that Playgroup will be a bit different for the time being in order to keep everyone safe.

Signing in for contact tracing will be mandatory, hand sanitizer will be available and we will need to have a 1m distance between adults where practicable in order to meet the requirements as laid out by the Ministry of Education. 3 adults max inside again, as we did last time as well. Masks are not required but still encouraged for everyone in level 2, when social distancing of 2m isn’t possible.

We know it’s a tricky time for everyone so please do adhere to these guidelines. As always, to avoid making others feel uncomfortable, if you are unwell or have a family member or someone else whom lives in your household who is feeling unwell, please stay home. This includes runny noses, coughs and sneezing

July 1, 2020

Wanaka Swaps

Event Date: August 15, 2020

Wanaka Swaps at the Lake Wanaka Centre’s Armstrong Room on August 15 & 16th from 10-4pm. Donations drop off on Friday 14th August from 7 to 9pm.

The event is a Women’s and Children’s clothing swap. Entry is $5 with a donation of clothing, or $10 without. All money raised will go towards a local charity that event attendees will vote for.

There will also be a fundraising raffle in conjunction with the swap.

More information on instagram or Facebook under Wanaka Swaps, and message via their Facebook page for more information on where to drop off clothing.

July 6, 2020

Wanaka Park Run

Event Date: August 15, 2020

Weekly free timed, 5km runs. Starting and finishing at Wanaka Station Park, briefing at 8:55am for a 9am start – join us for a walk, jog or run, followed by coffee at Edgewater.

See to register if you are new to parkrun.

August 4, 2020

Wanaka Aged Care Support group

Event Date: August 15, 2020

Are you an older resident of Wanaka and would like a break out of the house to meet some new ( or old!) friends and enjoy some relaxed company?

Wanaka St John and Age Concern are running the second of 3 trial days for our older residents to get together on Saturday August 15th.  There will be a different group there to entertain you each time … this time it is the Outreach Therapy Pet dogs and their human friends.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Saturday 15th August at the St John rooms, Link Way. 11am-3pm. We can come and pick you up if necessary… please phone Dell at St John 021 111 5940 to reserve your spot.

We’ll have space for you to meet new people and old friends, play a game if you want or just chat away.
For further information  call Marie Roxburgh, Age Concern 03 448 7075
Dell Taylor, Wanaka St John 021 111 5940

January 8, 2020

Community Networks

Event Date: August 17, 2020

  • WHEELS TO DUNSTAN is a community “door to door” shuttle service available Monday to Friday to Dunstan Hospital or Alexandra specialist appointments, also linking with the St john Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital.  For bookings please call Community Networks on 443 7799.
  • JP SERVICES are available at Community Networks every Tuesday from 1-2pm and Friday from 10:30-11:30am.  Please book your appointment by ringing Community Networks on 443 7799
  • Community Foodbank – food parcels are available to anyone that is struggling with the costs of feeding the family. Please feel free to come in to meet the team at Community Networks (at the Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street)  to see how we can help.  You are also welcome to give us a call on 443 7799. We all need a helping hand at times.

Community Networks – you one stop hub for social wellbeing services.

June 10, 2020

Wanaka Library

Event Date: August 17, 2020

Regular events and children’s programming at Wanaka library during term time.

Bookings:  or phone 443 0410

Reading to Dogs – Monday & Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5pm.  For primary school aged children. Book in your 15 minute space by contacting the library.

Wriggle & Rhyme – Monday 10am at Hawea and Wanaka Tuesday 10:30am  Music and movement for 0-2 yrs

Lego Club – Tuesday 3.30pm  Lego Club for school aged children. Bookings required.

Storytime & Craft – Monday 10.30am Hawea and Wanaka Wednesday 10am. A fun & engaging storytelling session followed by easy crafts for little hands. For preschool children.

Social English Conversation Group – Thursday’s fortnightly from 23rd July 5-6:30pm. Join in the conversation and practice your English and meet others on the same journey.

Head to their website to find out lots of great information about all the libraries and what’s on offer, plus blogs for recommended reading. They’ve got new books coming into our libraries daily and digital services continue to be updated with new titles for you to enjoy anytime 24/7.

August 11, 2020

Wanaka Rowing Shed – Grand Opening

Event Date: August 23, 2020

Sunday 23rd August the Wanaka Rowing Club celebrates its new home at the Wanaka Water sports Facility with a grand opening.

All current and former Wanaka Rowing Club members are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Wanaka water Sports Facility at 11am.

Please assemble at the playground near the new rowing shed for a short, welcoming ceremony and celebration at 10.50am. Light refreshments will be served.

Any questions or if you wish to get involved with the rowing club then contact

August 4, 2020

Women in Sport & Leadership

Event Date: August 24, 2020

Two world class leaders, Kereyn Smith MNZM and Pauline Harrison in Wanaka for one night only.

An opportunity to hear their stories, to be inspired and informed and also to network.

Brought to you by the Upper Clutha Sports Community, Sport Central and Women in Sport Otago (WiSPO).

Light refreshments provided.  Tickets $10 – available at the door and at

All enquiries to Tiny at Sport Central 027 212 4290

Monday 24th August 7.00pm  Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre

August 4, 2020

Cancer Society – ANZ – Pikelet Day

Event Date: August 27, 2020

Pikelet Day this year will be held on Thursday 27th August, and ANZ Wanaka celebrate 30 years of their involvement with the Cancer Society.

The Lion’s Ladies will be in the branch, making those delicious Pikelets with the cream and Jam, and you need to get your orders in fast.

Simply phone ANZ Wanaka on 443 6905 or 443 9600 to place your orders.  Don’t leave it till the last minute as it is only one day this year.

The Cancer Society and ANZ  Wanaka appreciate your support.

August 11, 2020

Foodie Book group at Wanaka Library

Event Date: August 27, 2020

Meet Olivia Faid creator of Balance Me, plant-based food delivery company.

Olivia will be sharing her food journey, some favourite cookbooks and answering your plant-based food questions.

Bookings appreciated at  or phone 443 0410
Free to attend / All welcome

August 4, 2020

Daffodill Day – Friday August 28th

Event Date: August 28, 2020

Daffodil Day 2020 is 30 years old on Friday August 28th, and this year Wanaka Daffodil Day Coordinator Meetu Saklani is looking for individuals and businesses to donate a prize for the local Daffodil Day raffle… anything from a coffee voucher or knitted woolly hat to a diamond ring!!

If you have something to donate call Meetu now 021 500 311

Friday 7th August is the last day to order your fresh daffodils from

Daffodil Day 2020 celebrating 30 years on Friday August 28th.

August 11, 2020

Rotary Club Quiz Night

Event Date: September 3, 2020

Teams of 8 for $200 and all funds go to help Rotary with the eradication of polio & disaster rescue kits. Quizmaster will be the inimitable George Smyth.

Nibbles, finger, food, great prizes and cash bar available.

Auction & Raffle.

Register by 27 Aug via email:

At Upper Clutha Rugby Club Pavilion, Thursday September 3rd at 6pm

July 14, 2020

Dying to Talk

Event Date: September 7, 2020

If there’s one subject we never want to talk about it’s Death!! Have you ever had an open conversation about death? Dying to talk are monthly conversations about life’s toughest topic.

These discussions are open, respectful and inclusive of all beliefs and ideas. This is an opportunity to share or ask questions about how we can overcome fear by preparing for death, how we can help someone who is dying or how we can live fully now knowing that we will die! All topics are welcome for us to learn from and explore together.

Su Hoskin and Liz Maluschnig facilitate these conversations and we invite you to join us for cake and tea.

Wanaka Community Hub, Tuesday September 7th and October 12th  7 to 8pm.

August 5, 2020

Introduction To Fly Fishing

Event Date: October 4, 2020

Wanaka’s Upper Clutha Angling Club are again running their “Introduction to Fly Fishing Course” .

Held on the first three Sunday mornings in October – 4th, 11th and 18th from 9pm – midday. $120/adult and $60 for juniors [12-17years]

Enrolment forms are available at Southern Wild.

Please register early to avoid disappointment!!

All gear can be provided. For more information please contact Ian Cole 027 208 0188


August 10, 2020

Deans Bank 10 hour Race

Event Date: October 25, 2020

For the 9th year running, Bike Wanaka heralds the start of the bike season this Labour Weekend with the 10 Hour at Deans Bank! Proudly supported by Dunlop Builders. Race on the purpose built 11kmish loop track in a team of up to 5, race it solo or if you fancy a sleep in, ride the solo 5 hour race. Entries now open at .

And Dunlop Builders are once again putting out the challenge to put down the pie and put your foot to the pedal and enter a team made up of local tradies in the Golden Pedal Tradies Challenge as part of the Bike Wanaka 10 Hour race.

Register your team here – and then let Dunlop know your team name.

August 3, 2020

Wanaka House & Garden Tour

Event Date: November 14, 2020

Fundraiser House Tour for the Wanaka Community Hub, which promises to be a spectacular weekend, visiting exquisite houses and some truly magnificent gardens – most of which have never been opened to the public before!

The theme for the weekend is the “Story of the Basin” with wonderful houses showcasing architectural evolvement over the years, and some spectacular garden properties with large park gardens featuring as well as smaller, gorgeously cultivated residential gardens.

Tickets are for the two day self-drive Tour. Tickets include entry and use of the Wanaka Community Hub, entry wristband to allow you entry into all houses and gardens, maps, stalls, art exhibitions. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend!

Tickets are $90 per person.  BUY TICKETS HERE:

** All proceeds from the Wanaka House and Garden Tour will go towards the Wanaka Community Hub Charitable Trust **

Hosted and organised by Aspiring Rotary and Wanaka Community Hub.

August 5, 2020

Alpha Challenge

Event Date: December 12, 2020

Save the Date – Alpha Challenge Event, December 12th at Dublin Bay.

A whole range of obstacle courses and challenges with some running thrown in! From rope climbs to monkey bars, bucket carry to walls, and a few surprises the Alpha Challenge won’t be short of entertainment. 10km, 5km and kids options.

Whether you are out to race, or there to hang out with friends for a challenge and some fun this event is for you.

Live music, food and drinks, tents for groups and corporates! Challenge, fun, friends and family!

Tickets on sale shortly – go to Alpha Challenge website  to register your interest as there are limited numbers.

All funds raised for Community Networks Wanaka.