Representing the Southern Lakes in NZ Entrepreneur Innovation Nation 2021 Series

NZ Entrepreneur is currently showcasing stories of innovation and entrepreneurship around New Zealand with their Innovation Nation 2021 series. The purpose is to celebrate the three values at the heart of the famous kiwi entrepreneurial spirit – innovation, daring and vision. The WAN is proud to be featured as one of the stories representing what’s ...

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Repurposing an unutilised space helps workers

With winter settling in, and the prospect of living in their cars looming over their head, it is great to see someone take the initiative to find a way to repurpose an unutilised building. The WAN congratulates Dave and theBothy team, for their initiative in securing the right to operate “The Bothy 2” (formerly The ...

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New community scheme aims to help Wanaka’s accommodation crisis.

“Workers who prop up the town of Wanaka are currently living in hostens and many are forced to sleep in vans. This was the headline on Saturday 3rd July 2021, when The WAN featured as part of a Newshub article about the struggle the winter workforce is having trying to find available, affordable accommodation in ...

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The WAN on nightly news!

The challenge for the winter workforce in trying to find available, affordable accommodation in Wanaka was recently highlighted on TV1 News. As part of the article, The WAN was pleased to be asked to share a bit of our story (our purpose), and how we are actively working with local businesses to connect their seasonal ...

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Properties to rent for seasonal workers down by a third

Finding a place to call home for the winter workforce in Wanaka is a bigger challenge this year than in previous years, as reported today in the Wanaka App! Read article here. This is a problem that we at The WAN believe we can resolve as a community if we are prepared to think and act ...

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