Mark Price

Solar sewage drying plant interest

Approval of a Fulton Hogan plan to build a solar ''glasshouse'' to dry Wanaka's sewage sludge could lead to such plants becoming more common in New Zealand.

Old ways work well for veteran farmer

Old ways work well for veteran farmer

Mary Goodger, of Merivale Station, on the road to the Lindis Pass, jokes that rather than politicians getting a tick this month, perhaps it is her turn.

Ruby swim event makes it a date

Ruby swim event makes it a date

The organisers of a new swimming event in Lake Wanaka are confident they have pole position over Triathalon New Zealand in the race for dates.

Heavy rain, snow to 1300m forecast

The golden weather in Otago may be on pause today. The MetService is forecasting heavy rain in the headwaters of Otago rivers this morning, scattered rain elsewhere and snow to 1300m.

Few drops serve to end rare drought

Few drops serve to end rare drought

There was some debate at the Makarora River Ranch yesterday morning about the origins of a few drops of water in the ranch's rain gauge.

Tricky rescue in dark on glacier

Tricky rescue in dark on glacier

Two members of the Wanaka alpine cliff rescue team spent the early hours of yesterday traversing the Bonar Glacier below Mt Aspiring in poor conditions as they rescued a family of three climbers.

Slip work to finish next month

Slip work to finish next month

The completion date for repairs to the Diana Falls slip on State Highway 6, the Haast Pass, has been pushed back a month.

Appeal filed over Northlake

Appeal filed over Northlake

A group of Wanaka residents is appealing to the Environment Court to stop the major new Northlake residential subdivision going ahead.

Economic report: small towns missed

Economic report: small towns missed

Where are Glenorchy, Kingston, Lake Hawea, Hawea Flat, Luggate and Makarora - and Gigatown - in a new economic development strategy consultation report produced for the Queenstown Lakes District Council?

Ministry to seek views on schooling

Ministry to seek views on schooling

The Ministry of Education will consult on Wanaka's education needs before the end of the year.