Mark Price

Non-toxic bait forerunner to 1080 drop

Six helicopters spread 23 tonnes of non-toxic cereal bait on the mountains and valleys around Makarora yesterday.

520 turn out for third health meeting

520 turn out for third health meeting

A crowd of 520 Upper Clutha people last night lent their weight to the campaign to not only maintain Dunstan Hospital's level of funding but have it increased.

Community team poised for pool fundraising

Community team poised for pool fundraising

A small team of business leaders is ready to dive in and begin managing the fundraising for Wanaka's proposed new $11.8million swimming pool.

Recycler's plan B key to surviving setback

Recycler's plan B key to surviving setback

On Tuesday Central Otago WasteBusters will hold a special general meeting in Alexandra to consider the potential takeover of its operations by Wanaka Wastebusters. Mark Price asked Wanaka Wastebusters general manager Sue Coutts and communications manager Gina Dempster how they managed to make a buck from recyclables when others struggle.

Building pool now backed

Two-thirds of submitters to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's 10-year plan sent the message they think a $11.8 million swimming pool should be built in Wanaka now rather than later.

Funds wanted to buy 'public space'

The Cardrona Valley Residents and Ratepayers Society is requesting ''an allocation of funds'' from the council to buy land for ''public space''.

Farming 'risk' to water quality, ecosystems

Farming 'risk' to water quality, ecosystems

The ''accelerated'' loss of Upper Clutha ''basin-floor dryland'' is a matter the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society believed the Queenstown Lakes District Council should address in its 10-year plan.

Super broadband and much more

While Wanaka organisations were largely quiet on the Queenstown convention centre idea, they had plenty to say about their own projects.

SAR formalising health and safety

SAR formalising health and safety

Search and rescue volunteers can expect more paperwork as the organisation formalises operational procedures to comply with new health and safety laws.

Skifields get early snow boost

Skifields get early snow boost

Three days of snow have given the Queenstown Lakes district's skifields an early shot in the arm.