Mark Price

A road with hazards at many turns

A road with hazards at many turns

The Crown Range and Cardrona Valley Rds between Wanaka and Queenstown can be a testing place for drivers unfamiliar with ice and snow. This week, Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price set out with Constable Greg Nolet, of Wanaka, to find five driving hazards along the high-altitude road. It did not take long before he was back, with a list of about 35. 

Community house funding confidence

Community house funding confidence

Finding the $3 million to pay for the building of a new community house in Wanaka seems unlikely to be a problem.

Bottom line could prove costly for township

A major sewerage system expense is looming for Lake Hawea residents.

'Community house' plans finally go to council

'Community house' plans finally go to council

The group proposing to build a ''community house'' in Wanaka has finally put its plans before the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Consent granted

A dairy farming couple who applied for retrospective resource consent after clearing native vegetation alongside the Hawea River have had it granted, but with a long list of conditions.

Corker porker stalkers thwarted

Corker porker stalkers thwarted

Hunters tempted to ''farm'' wild deer or pigs before hunting competitions are likely to be out of luck at the Upper Clutha Deerstalkers Association competition later this month.

Snow-making affected by quake

Snow-making affected by quake

Management of the Treble Cone Skifield believes it has dodged a bullet over damage done to the field in the 5.8 magnitude earthquake three months ago.

Yurts likely to need consent

Yurts likely to need consent

It might be made of canvas and it might be a comfortable, low-cost housing solution, but a yurt still needs building consent and, quite possibly, resource consent.

Rodeo clubs say welfare priority

Southern rodeo clubs are defending their record on animal welfare in the face of a campaign to have rodeos banned.

Tens of thousands fetched in fruit fines

Tens of thousands fetched in fruit fines

New Zealand is collecting tens of thousands of dollars in fines from overseas tourists carrying apples into Queenstown Airport.