Mark Price

Top tourism stats for region

Otago, and particularly Wanaka, are leading the way in a new series of tourism statistics put out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Hopes high for snow

All ski industry eyes will be on the weather tomorrow.

Plans for pontoon jetty

Plans for pontoon jetty

An artist's impression of what the new pontoon jetty for Lake Wanaka could look like.

'Responsible' camping wanted

Groups concerned about the Upper Clutha being overrun by a "wave'' of freedom campers this summer will tackle the problem on three fronts.

Overseas interest in Hunter Valley Station

An American businessman is in the running to buy Hunter Valley Station on the shores of Lake Hawea.

‘Career guide’ mourned by peers

‘Career guide’ mourned by peers

Russell Braddock, the New Zealand mountaineer killed in an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday, was well known in the Wanaka and Mt Cook areas.

Unseasonal weather delays opening day

Unseasonal weather delays opening day

Warm weather has put paid to Treble Cone Ski Area's plans to open for the season tomorrow.

Forum on Freedom Camping Act

Forum on Freedom Camping Act

The "big holes'' in the 2011 Freedom Camping Act will be a talking point at an invitation-only forum in Wanaka today.

Skydiving operation sold conditionally

Skydiving operation sold conditionally

Skydive Wanaka Ltd has signed a conditional agreement to sell its business to Australian-owned Skydive The Beach Group for $10.4million.

Truck carrying milk overturns

Truck carrying milk overturns

If there is a shortage of milk in Wanaka and Queenstown today, then this is likely to be the explanation.