Mark Price

Decisions to be made on alcohol availability

Decisions to be made on alcohol availability

Will here be wine and beer at the official opening of the Wanaka Sports Facility or just tea and orange juice?

Rowan grower pleads for exotics

Rowan grower pleads for exotics

A Bannockburn tree-breeder believes the Queenstown Lakes District Council is in danger of going too far over prohibiting exotic trees.

Landscapes seen as giving edge

Landscapes seen as giving edge

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed objectives, policies and rules for farmland in the district run to a modest 32 pages. But getting the wording just right has involved hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pages of appendices, evidence, legal arguments and submissions. Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price picked out two documents for closer examination.

Call to choose words carefully

Call to choose words carefully

The chunky 70-page Federated Farmers of New Zealand submission picks away at the wording of the proposed rural zone chapter of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's district plan.

Council contest heats up

Council contest heats up

There will be a contest in October for the three Wanaka ward seats on the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Council farming support charge rejected

Council farming support charge rejected

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is not setting out to ‘‘prop up'' the district's farmers through its proposed district plan.

Former Delta sections in Luggate hot property

Former Delta sections in Luggate hot property

Part of the big Luggate Park subdivision that lost Dunedin City Council-owned infrastructure company Delta $5.9million before tax in 2012 is being advertised for sale.

'Emergency chlorination' of water

A possum in the Lake Hawea reservoir has led to "emergency chlorination'' being put in place for a small part of the township's water supply.

Goods stolen from hospice

Goods stolen from hospice

Not even the Upper Clutha Hospice Shop is immune from shoplifting.

Nasa keen for own facility at airport

Tricky autumn wind conditions have not put Nasa off Wanaka Airport as a launch site for giant super-pressure balloons.