Mark Price

Award for mountain rescue

Award for mountain rescue

Richard Raynes sounds like the sort of guy who would rather be scrambling over ice and snow on the side of Mt Aspiring in the dark than small-talking his way through the suits, frocks and handshakes of the ballroom at Government House.

New glasses among grass advice offers

New glasses among grass advice offers

The Christchurch man who killed the lawn at his Wanaka holiday house in a chemical mix-up has been offered two pairs of free glasses by a firm of optometrists.

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Villa Maria a favourite worldwide

Highly respected publication Drinks International, which focuses exclusively on the global wine, beer and spirits market, has released its annual ''Most Admired Wine Brands'' poll.

Work of art, by accident

Work of art, by accident

Businessman Paul Currie was in a hurry.

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Nigel Zega, the Otago Daily Times' Southern Festival of Colour reviewer, has lost track of the number of festival performances he has seen, but believes only festival staff will have seen more. Mr Zega steps into the limelight for a moment to answer a series of questions from Mark Price before the opening of the Wanaka-based festival.

Lucky escape after cliff drop reversing manoeuvre

Lucky escape after cliff drop reversing manoeuvre

A french tourist who backed her rental car over a cliff above Lake Wanaka early yesterday afternoon had a lucky escape from serious injury.

More soldiers' names found missing

The number of names missing from Upper Clutha war memorials has risen to five.

Bid to clarify omission of WW1 soldiers

Bid to clarify omission of WW1 soldiers

Three soldiers killed as a result of World War 1, but seemingly forgotten in their home district of the Upper Clutha, are being brought back into the limelight by a group of Wanaka historians.

Red-letter day for bridge in October

Red-letter day for bridge in October

The Red Bridge - an Upper Clutha landmark near Luggate - has its centenary this year, and to begin celebrations it features in a newly published children's book.

Station closure ends public road access

Hunter Valley Station pastoral leaseholders Taff and Pene Cochrane have shut the gate on controversial Meads Rd running through their Lake Hawea property, ending public road access to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site.