Mark Price

Cellphone blackspot bid cites cyclists

Tourists who fall off their bikes are being used to help promote Otago's bid to be rid of cellphone black spots.

Keepers of the avalanche zone

Keepers of the avalanche zone

It might be going a little far to describe Wayne and Ann Carran as the guardian angels of Milford road users. They would hate that anyway. But after 32 years of protecting tourists and road workers from avalanches, the Te Anau couple are calling it a day with their safety record intact. Mark Price reports.

Mongol Rally competition

Mongol Rally competition

The Southland team preparing to take part in next year's 16,000km Mongol Motor Rally will have a little bit of New Zealand competition, in the form of an Otago-Auckland team.

Centre closure shocks

Centre closure shocks

Makarora businesses believe they have been left in the lurch by the Department of Conservation's decision not to open its visitor centre in the village for the summer, as usual.

Bay improvements broad

Bay improvements broad

Progress on the new upmarket Marina Tce apartment complex along Lakeside Rd is likely to be just the beginning of a makeover for the Lake Wanaka foreshore that will even include better facilities for southern crested grebes.

Pull your head in, drivers warned

Pull your head in, drivers warned

Driving home with your head out the window does not cut the mustard, police are telling drivers after two Wanaka incidents.

The mercury is rising - at last

The mercury is rising - at last

The harsh cold snap that caused commuters to slip and water pipes across Otago to burst is passing, the MetService says.

'Superpipe' sets stage for Winter Games

'Superpipe' sets stage for Winter Games

One of the key facilities for the Winter Games next month was completed at the Cardrona Alpine Resort on Saturday.

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.