Mark Price

Camp road closed

Boat owners now have exclusive use of the popular Kidds Bush camping ground on the edge of Lake Hawea, and that could continue indefinitely.

Woman killed in Wanaka fall named

Woman killed in Wanaka fall named

Police have released the name of the Wanaka woman who died yesterday after slipping and falling about 40m from a Department of Conservation walking track near Glendhu Bay.

Bees not so busy in the cold

Bees not so busy in the cold

A cold, wet and windy November has made life difficult for southern honey bees and their keepers.

Police restructure plan dissent

Police restructure plan dissent

Like taking Richie McCaw out of the All Blacks - that is how one Wanaka community leader described a police proposal to do away with the senior sergeant position in the town early next year.

Increased police patrols pay off

A Christchurch motorist was charged with drink-driving and dangerous driving after being stopped near Omarama on Saturday.

Wanaka set to lose officers

Wanaka set to lose officers

Wanaka is set to lose its police senior sergeant position and also a rural community constable job in a restructuring of the Otago rural policing area.

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

When Southlander Jack Minty died in 2000, he left his daughter and three sons with a 137ha farm, in six titles, on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

Plants add fire danger

The New Zealand Fire Service is comparing tussocks to petrol to help get the message across about the fire risk over summer.

'The Cell' a nucleus of business support

'The Cell' a nucleus of business support

Entrepreneurs everywhere are being invited to spend time in ''The Cell'', Wanaka's business incubator located in the town's former police station in Helwick St.

The new facility is being leased and managed by the team behind Wanaka's entry in Chorus' Gigatown ultra-fast broadband competition.

Debt down as QLDC records surplus

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has recorded a $20million surplus for the year to the end of June 30.