Rotary Book Sale

The Rotary Club of Wānaka book sale is happening in July.
If you have books you don’t need and would like to donate them to a good cause you can drop them into Mitre 10 MEGA, Wanaka, before July 10.
All proceeds from the Book Sale go to the Rotary Club of Wānaka.

Free Workshops

Southern Wellbeing Trust are presenting two ‘Small Business Goodyarn Workshops’ in Wanaka.
The first step in addressing mental health in the workplace is being able to talk about it!

31st May – Urban Grind –  72 Ardmore Street, Wanaka – 10am – 1pm.

30th June – B.Effect Brewing Co. – 60 Anderson Road, Wanaka – 1pm – 4pm.

This is a valuable opportunity to help your team to build confidence and skills to talk about mental health, and promote a culture of connection and harm reduction.
These workshops have been made possible, thanks to funding from the Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group.

Go to:       Book here

Wanaka Ski Club Annual Sale – this Saturday

Wanaka Ski Club Annual Sale – this Saturday

Where: Wanaka Presbyterian Church

When: Saturday 28th (this Saturday) 10am-2.30pm

Entry:    Gold coin donation


BBQ onsite

If you have gear to sell, drop off is 9am-10am.  $10 to sell one item, or $20 for multiple.  We don’t take a commission.

Upper Clutha Sports Trust Association Funding Round

Applications are now open  to  the Upper Clutha Sports Trust Association’s annual funding round

The aim of the trust is to assist local people to achieve elite level in their chosen sport by providing financial assistance The  primary role is to provide funding support to elite and pre-elite athletes who reside in the Upper Clutha area. Please note it is unlikely that they will fund for training purposes, coaching or training equipment. Specific events will take precedence. E.g. National Championships. Applications close on May 26th.  For more info or to apply call Lynette Winsloe 021 437 171 or email

Sports Chat

The Upper Clutha Sports Community presents Sports Chat. Teams and individuals are invited to come and listen to inspiring sports experts. Aimed at high school students from any sport or recreational activity of any ability they are free to attend. This Wednesday 25th May -Challenge You! – push past the comfort zone, and the last session is ‘Train Your Mind’ on June 7th.
Register to attend at

Aid Through Art Exhibition – Fundraising event for Ukraine

Aid Through Art is a pop-up exhibition to raise funds for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
While it may be far away, some people in our community are especially affected with loved ones in an unimaginable situation.
In particular, the family of one of our Wanaka Arts community, Olga Zoma.

With the support of Wanaka Arts, the Wanaka Community Hub and many generous local businesses, a live exhibition is running in Wanaka at the Hub, as well as an online exhibition run on   Both Exhibitions will be running for the month of May, with ticketing and commissions donated to help those in need.

NASA Balloon Launch

NASA is once again based at Wanaka Airport for the launch of their Scientific balloon. Within the next few days they will attempt to launch the balloon. On this day roads around Wanaka Airport will be closed for a maximum of one hour between 7am and 11am.   Road blocks will be in place at the junction of State Highway 6 & 8A just north of Luggate, on State Highway 6 north of Stevenson Road,  and on Mt Barker Rd just north of the intersection with State Highway 6.  Detours via the Albert Town Bridge and Kane Road will be in place. For more information visit or the Wanaka airport Facebook page.


Group Exercise for Older Adults.

Group Exercise for Older Adults
If you are interested in taking part in this group – please contact Laura by phone: 027 489 6892 or by email:
Laura will need to do a quick health screening before you start.


Wanaka Library – What’s On!

Read about what’s on at the Wanaka Library – For any queries please contact the library (03) 443 0410 |

Aims to help children improve their literacy, self-confidence and self-esteem within a non-judgmental, relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Suitable for school-aged children, these sessions run 3.30 pm – 5 pm.  Every Monday and Wednesday during Term Time
Book a 15-minute session with Linda and Hine, the wonderful reading to dog volunteers, at Wanaka Library on (03) 443 0410 or email


Wanaka Toastmasters

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

Would you like develop your public speaking skills?
Wanaka Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning environment to develop your communication and leadership skills.
Your growth and self-confidence will flow into all areas of your life.
New guests are welcome any time at St. John’s room, Link Way, 7.15 pm – 9 pm.
Call in to see what it’s all about or follow their Facebook page for further details.

Women’s Social Mountain Biking

1st Wednesday of the Month

Bike Wānaka hosts epic Women’s Social Rides on your favourite local trails on the first Wednesday of every month. If you haven’t had a chance to ride with the rad ladies of Bike Wānaka, check out their Facebook events for the next location.

Thursday Artisans Market

Every Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm

This market is held between the Wanaka Speights Ale House and Bullock Creek. Visitors can enjoy seasonal artisan produce and regionally produced delights including locally-made arts and crafts, pastries, bread, fabric gifts, handcrafted wooden bowls, local wine, foraged nuts and much more.

Community Networks

Are you aware of all the support and services on offer to the entire community at the Wanaka Community Hub?

  • Free legal advice with COMMUNITY LAW at the Wanaka Community Hub every month. Call Community Networks to make an appointment. 443 7799.
  • Call or text 1737 if you need someone to chat to, to support your mental health – totally free, totally confidential, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk about anything.
  • The New World Family 2 Family Foodbank Appeal has started. If you’d like to contribute to the Community Networks Foodbank, they are in particular need of canned veg, canned meat, lunchbox items, baby food, and pasta. Just pop into your local store, choose some items, and fill up a bag.
  • JP SERVICES are available at Community Networks every Tuesday from 1-2 pm and Friday from 10:30-11:30 am.  Please book your appointment by ringing Community Networks on 443 7799.
  • WHEELS TO DUNSTAN is our community “door to door” shuttle service to Dunstan Hospital,  Alexandra specialist appointments, and links with the St John Health Shuttle to Dunedin Hospital. For bookings, please call Community Networks on 443 7799.

Check out their website for everything from budgeting advice to assistance with government services.

Walk-ins welcome 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. Community Networks is located at the Wanaka Community Hub, 34 McDougall Street     

Calling all Artists and Crafters

Every 2nd Thursday

A new Arts and Crafts group meet fortnightly on Thursdays at the Lake Hawea Community Centre, from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.

The focus is on meeting other keen artists & crafters – and sharing skills.
Bring your project along and work with others while enjoying their input and sharing your expertise.

The cost is $5 to cover refreshments and other expenses.

Bike Wanaka Memberships

Bike Wānaka membership for the 2022 season is open.

Bike Wānaka has been in existence since the early ’90s and has a strong membership base and an active volunteer committee.

Membership fees are a major source of income for the club, enabling places like the Hāwea Bike Park to be developed. Members get access to great discounts, a newsletter with all of the latest information, and club days at the local parks.

The club’s priorities are:

  • Maintaining the existing track network and building new tracks
  • Holding a variety of events throughout the year
  • Ensuring Sticky Forest becomes a community asset
  • Access great discounts and deals for members
  • Advocacy for broader biking issues in Wanaka, such as an Active Transport Network
  • Development of riders and coaches in the region
  • Building strong relationships with other organisations – DOC, Lake Wanaka Tourism and Upper Clutha Tracks Trust.

Membership fees are $30 for an adult, $25 for youth and $50 for a family.

Sign up at

Monthly Meet up for Older Citizens

Last Saturday of each month

Wanaka St John and Age Concern are running a monthly opportunity for older citizens to meet up for lunch, companionship and some entertainment.

On the last Saturday of the month at St John Rooms, 4 Link Way, from 11 am to 2.30 pm.

Attendees can expect morning tea then an activity like bingo, followed by some lunch and another activity – might be singing, painting or some such.

This is a great opportunity to get out of the house for a break and a chat with others. The Outreach therapy pets have often come along for some entertainment too.

If you would like to attend please get in touch with Dell Taylor at St John – 021 1115 940 or Marie Roxburgh at Age Concern – 03 448 7075

Lakes District Floral Art Club

4th Monday of each month

For those who appreciate the creativity of floral designs and wish to participate in learning more of this floral art form.

The club meets on the 4th Monday of the month, around midday. Locations vary throughout the Lakes District from Cromwell  to Queenstown and Wanaka .

For further information on their next club meeting contact Pamela McGeorge on 0272766461 or email .

Or find them on Facebook @ Lakes District Floral Art.

Social Tennis

Every Monday & Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Wanaka Tennis Club has 7 courts and is a thriving tennis club that operates social sessions, and casual play is available for all players.

Check out their new website for information about social tennis, casual play and how to join.  >

Social tennis days are Monday 9-12, Friday 9-12, Saturday 1-4 and men’s tennis Thursday from 3 pm.
Coaching sessions are available.

Non-members can play for $10 for social sessions or a court can be booked for $20 per hour.


Wanaka Park Run

Every Saturday from 8.50 am

Free, weekly, social, timed 5km runs, every Saturday. Starting and finishing at Wanaka Station Park.

Briefing begins at 8.50 am for an 9 am start – join us for a walk, jog or run, followed by coffee at Edgewater.

See to register, if you are new to ParkRun.