Mark Price

Balloon team keeping eye on Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam might put paid to Nasa's hopes of launching its big helium balloon from Wanaka Airport on Sunday morning.

1080 poisoning planned in Otago

1080 poisoning planned in Otago

Two 1080 poisoning programmes targeting possums are due to be carried out in the Upper Clutha this autumn or winter.

Doc delays poison drop again

Doc delays poison drop again

The Department of Conservation has put off its big 1080 drop in Makarora until later this year, and might even cancel it.

Contamination warning not affecting work in South

The milk powder contamination threat does not appear to have had an effect on the Department of Conservation's 1080 poisoning programme in the South, although there have been delays put down to weather and technical problems.

Rallying round

Rallying round

Dozens of vintage and veteran cars travelled over the Haast Pass yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand's first international rally in 1965, which followed the same route.

Nasa balloon set to go up at Wanaka

Nasa balloon set to go up at Wanaka

Five days from now, Nasa hopes to launch a 4.5-tonne ''super pressure balloon'' from Wanaka Airport.

Rally rerun in Studebaker

Rally rerun in Studebaker

In 1965, David Lane, of Mt Eden, Auckland, drove over the Haast Pass.

Consent sought for skifield track

Consent sought for skifield track

Plans for a new Southern Lakes skifield have taken another step forward.

Consultant says Northlake surplus

Wanaka does not need Northlake, and there are potential costs to the community in having an over-supply of sections.

Wingsuit flier completes descent from Rob Roy

Wingsuit flier completes descent from Rob Roy

Lake Hawea wingsuit flier David Walden has pulled off another series of three base jumps that rank among the biggest achieved in New Zealand.