Mark Price

Snow-making affected by quake

Snow-making affected by quake

Management of the Treble Cone Skifield believes it has dodged a bullet over damage done to the field in the 5.8 magnitude earthquake three months ago.

Yurts likely to need consent

Yurts likely to need consent

It might be made of canvas and it might be a comfortable, low-cost housing solution, but a yurt still needs building consent and, quite possibly, resource consent.

Rodeo clubs say welfare priority

Southern rodeo clubs are defending their record on animal welfare in the face of a campaign to have rodeos banned.

Tens of thousands fetched in fruit fines

Tens of thousands fetched in fruit fines

New Zealand is collecting tens of thousands of dollars in fines from overseas tourists carrying apples into Queenstown Airport.

Cellphone blackspot bid cites cyclists

Tourists who fall off their bikes are being used to help promote Otago's bid to be rid of cellphone black spots.

Keepers of the avalanche zone

Keepers of the avalanche zone

It might be going a little far to describe Wayne and Ann Carran as the guardian angels of Milford road users. They would hate that anyway. But after 32 years of protecting tourists and road workers from avalanches, the Te Anau couple are calling it a day with their safety record intact. Mark Price reports.

Mongol Rally competition

Mongol Rally competition

The Southland team preparing to take part in next year's 16,000km Mongol Motor Rally will have a little bit of New Zealand competition, in the form of an Otago-Auckland team.

Centre closure shocks

Centre closure shocks

Makarora businesses believe they have been left in the lurch by the Department of Conservation's decision not to open its visitor centre in the village for the summer, as usual.

Bay improvements broad

Bay improvements broad

Progress on the new upmarket Marina Tce apartment complex along Lakeside Rd is likely to be just the beginning of a makeover for the Lake Wanaka foreshore that will even include better facilities for southern crested grebes.

Pull your head in, drivers warned

Pull your head in, drivers warned

Driving home with your head out the window does not cut the mustard, police are telling drivers after two Wanaka incidents.