Mark Price

Dogs on islands in lake cause concern

Dogs on islands in lake cause concern

Boaties are being reminded to leave their dogs at home if they intend visiting Lake Wanaka's islands.

Marriage on the run

Marriage on the run

After 11 hours' swimming, cycling and running on Sunday, two Challenge Wanaka athletes will stop and get married.

Nine objections to building extension

Nine objections have been lodged over plans by the Upper Clutha A&P Society to extend its building on the Wanaka Recreational Reserve, usually referred to as the Wanaka Showgrounds.

Race against time to launch Nasa balloon

Race against time to launch Nasa balloon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (Nasa) Wanaka-based balloon team is under the pump.

Fine-retrieval approach hooks prey

The Otago Fish and Game Council has found a way to make rental car companies take notice when there are problems getting tourists to pay fines for illegal fishing.

Rental company happy to talk

Rental company happy to talk

The country's biggest ''second tier'' campervan company, Jucy Rentals, says it would welcome discussions with the Queenstown Lakes District Council over tourists failing to pay their fines for illegal camping.

Tourists dodging $200 fine

Tourists dodging $200 fine

Hundreds of overseas tourists caught freedom camping illegally in the Queenstown Lakes area are leaving the country without paying the $200 fine.

Taking steps over low-paid jobs

Taking steps over low-paid jobs

Chris Horan (74), of Lake Hawea, has taken to the streets of Wanaka to make his point about low-paid jobs.

Dusty back roads beckon

Dusty back roads beckon

Motorists using the dusty back roads of the Upper Clutha at Easter beware.

Aurora finds new site for substation

Aurora finds new site for substation

Electricity distribution company Aurora Energy has found a new site for its proposed Hawea Flat substation.