Mark Price

Fall survivor 'very lucky'

The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was ''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior constable Ian Henderson.

Hollyford to Haast loop road plan stirs reactions

Hollyford to Haast loop road plan stirs reactions

''Ambivalent'' is the word Haast garage operator Eamonnd Johnston says best sums up his thoughts on the prospect of a new road linking South Westland with Fiordland.

Drowning man pulled from river

Drowning man pulled from river

A big Samoan man from Wellington called Ben has two ''skinny white boys'' to thank for surviving the Clutha River.

Getting on top of climate change data

Getting on top of climate change data

Dr Barbara Anderson is a scientist who makes no bones about climate change.

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

A north Island man in his 30s nearly drowned in the Clutha River at Albert Town yesterday afternoon.

Canyoning boss lies paralysed

The owner of a Wanaka canyoning business, Dave Vass is progressing ''as well as can be expected given the severity of his injuries'' following a climbing accident, his partner Ros Goulding says.

Object which killed driver mystery

Object which killed driver mystery

What killed Rutger Telford Hale on the highway between Lake Hawea and Wanaka on October 24, 2013, remains a mystery at the end of the coronial process.

Consent for Soho Basin chairlift

Consent for Soho Basin chairlift

Resource consent for a new chairlift in the Soho Basin, next to the Cardrona Alpine Resort skifield, has been issued by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Mother and son flee burning house

Mother and son  flee  burning house

A sudden cool change in Wanaka led to a serious house fire yesterday morning.

Wanaka house badly damaged by fire

Wanaka house badly damaged by fire

A house in Matai Rd, Wanaka, was badly damaged by fire early this morning.