Mark Price

Skiers forced to share run with wayward car

Skiers forced to share run with wayward car

Two tourists had a lucky escape after their rental car slid more than 200m down a ski trail at the Cardrona Alpine Resort yesterday afternoon.

Tourism levy questioned

Tourism levy questioned

The owners of a Wanaka rental car business are questioning the fairness of the way Lake Wanaka Tourism is funded.

Aviator's bucket list includes Earhart search

Aviator's bucket list includes Earhart search

New arrival at Wanaka Airport Ronan Harvey (59) has quite a few things still to do on his bucket list.

Sludge plan criticised

Sludge plan criticised

Right plant, wrong location.

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.