Mark Price

Tourism strategy outlined

Tourism strategy outlined

A new economic development strategy identifies Wanaka as one of several ''opportunities'' for achieving higher tourist spending.

Climber achieved goal before fall

Climber achieved goal before fall

The climber who died on Mt Aspiring on Sunday night was a ''sensible young guy'' who had only just achieved his goal of conquering the difficult south face when tragedy struck.

Pool suggested for new facility

Pool suggested for new facility

A $9.7 million swimming pool could be part of the Wanaka Sports Facility in the town's new commercial and residential Three Parks subdivision, if a recommendation is adopted, and the public agrees.

Telling tales of Treble Cone

Telling tales of Treble Cone

It will seem hard for dedicated Treble Cone skiers and snowboarders to imagine, but the author of the official history of their favourite field - a book called Treble Cone, launched in Wanaka on Saturday night - never once set his foot in a ski-binding during the eight years he spent researching and writing.

Navigation: no mistake

Navigation: no mistake

The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday stood by the version of the proposed navigation safety bylaw it put out for public comment.

Land of roses and whisky

Land of roses and whisky

Four hundred and fifty specially bred roses are being planted in the Cardrona Valley in readiness for the opening of a new distillery.

'Gutsy' paraplegic loved life by Alps

'Gutsy' paraplegic loved life by Alps

The family of the 53-year-old man who died in a fire in Wanaka, early on Thursday has described his remarkable life as a ''gutsy'', hitchhiking paraplegic.

Man killed in Albert Town fire named

Man killed in Albert Town fire named

Police have released the name of the man who died in a fire in a granny flat in Albert Town yesterday morning.

Bylaw change not as intended

Bylaw change not as intended

Tjhe Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed navigation bylaw is not worded in the way originally intended by harbourmaster Marty Black.

Butter chicken mousse no bar to win

Butter chicken mousse no bar to win

The butter chicken mousse dessert served with chocolate salted nut bar and berry and chilli water ice might have been just a step too far for the 19 judges, but it did not matter in the end.