• Chef Annabel Langbein and her husband Ted Hewetson have permission to expand at their rural Wanaka property, but upset locals say she got the go-ahead because of her fame.

The couple’s application dropped a two-lot subdivision, another building platform around an existing film studio and cottage, and volunteered more conditions relating to the use of those buildings.

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Annabel Langbein’s cooking and filming brought significant benefits to the region, commissioners said.

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