Mark Price

Schist quarry feeds building boom

Schist quarry feeds building boom

A bit of pressure applied in the right place and slabs of schist at the Cluden Stone Quarry snap apart as cleanly as if they were ice.

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15.6m

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15.6m

Sections in the last big chunk of Wanaka with lake and mountain views could be on the market by Christmas.

Corporate jet parks at Wanaka

Corporate jet parks at Wanaka

Wanaka Airport's first resident corporate jet has taken up a prime position on the airport apron.

'Encapsulation' for contaminated soil

The developers of the big new Northlake residential subdivision have been granted consent to dig up soil contaminated with timber preservatives from one part of the subdivision and bury it in another part.

Falcon warning

Wanaka falcon advocate Mary Chaffey yesterday reminded poultry owners falcons are a protected species.

Route has long history of misfortune

Route has long history of misfortune

A "playground" for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts is how one roading manager described the Waikaia Bush Rd, where a 4WD party was rescued yesterday.

Falcons believed to be killing hens

One or more native falcons are causing havoc in hen runs round Wanaka.

Concern over possible arsenic contamination

Concern over possible arsenic contamination

A Wanaka couple have been left wondering if it is safe for them to plant a vegetable garden in front of their new Northlake house.

Wanaka decision could release 140 sections

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to decide next Thursday if it will sell its prime Scurr Heights land in Wanaka.

Wanaka cycleway back on track

Wanaka cycleway back on track

Shown the cold shoulder by the Government eight years ago, Wanaka cycle track enthusiasts are delighted to now be in the loop.