Mark Price

Scholarships for warbird pilots

Scholarships for warbird pilots

Plans are being developed to get more young pilots into the cockpits of some of the country's oldest aircraft.

Manager's certificate suspended for breach

Former Federal Diner director Emilie Jane Brosnahan has had her manager's certificate suspended for three months, from June 1, following a licensing "debacle''.

Infinity gives 11 sections to housing trust

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust is to get another 11 Albert Town sections, valued at $1.8 million, at no cost.

Up, up and away at last

Up, up and away at last

NASA'S super pressure balloon has left Wanaka Airport at last, boosted by sighs of relief.

Pushing out to new frontiers

Pushing out to new frontiers

The successful launch of Nasa's super pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport yesterday is seen as important for Otago, but there is a lot at stake too for the University of California Berkeley, and the chairman of its physics department, Steve Boggs.

Key rates tourist spending

Key rates tourist spending

One Chinese tourist is worth at least three Australians in terms of value to New Zealand's tourism industry, according to Prime Minister John Key.

Expansion land taken off market

A piece of land pivotal to the expansion of Wanaka Airport has been taken off the market.

Mt Aspiring 1080 drops a possibility

Two 1080 poison drops are on the cards for the Mt Aspiring region, near Wanaka, later this year.

Commissioners seek more information

The commissioners considering a resource consent application to build a watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore are asking for more details about a "minor re-siting'' of the controversial building.

Cardrona water 'generally very good'

Cardrona water 'generally very good'

The water in most of the Cardrona River catchment appears to have been given a clean bill of health by the Otago Regional Council.