Mark Price

Apartments project revived

Apartments project revived

The new owners of an $85 million apartment development overlooking Lake Wanaka expect to begin building in about a year.

Early New Zealand dog's extinction studied

Early New Zealand dog's extinction studied

Kuri dogs were man's best friend in New Zealand for 600 years. Now Dunedin biologist Dr Priscilla Wehi is trying to determine why they became extinct 150 years ago, Mark Price reports.

Real estate sales in May likely record

The number of real estate sales in Wanaka in May is believed to be a record for the town.

Fundraising to mitigate rate rise

Fundraising to mitigate rate rise

How much Wanaka ratepayers will need to contribute to the cost of the new Wanaka swimming pool is still up in the air.

Funding for development Initiative spawned by Gigatown

Funding for development Initiative spawned by Gigatown

Wanaka will soon get its first economic development manager with a mandate to explore business opportunities beyond tourism.

Doc to manage bait

The Department of Conservation says it will ''carefully manage'' the cereal bait laced with 1080 poison intended for the postponed Makarora ''battle for our birds'' operation.

Poison focus on possums

The focus of the postponed aerial 1080 poisoning operation around Makarora appears to have shifted, from rats and mice to possums.

Councils combine for mobile 'black spot' funding

Councils combine for  mobile 'black spot' funding

Some of the ''black spots'' in Otago's cellphone network, particularly along major tourist routes, might soon disappear.

Coverage plans welcome news

Coverage plans welcome news

Omarama Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Terry Walsh was not aware on Sunday of moves that might lead to the Lindis Pass' 57km cellphone ''black spot'' being filled in.

Snow puts paid to Doc's 1080 plans

Snow has forced the Department of Conservation to postpone the Makarora part of its ''Battle for our Birds'' programme until spring.