Mark Price

Clear sailing for extension

A proposal to extend the Wanaka Yacht and Power Boat Club building in Roys Bay appears set to clear another hurdle.

There's snow place like home

There's snow place like home

The Albert Town Camping Ground's half dozen camp sites - consisting of caravans, buses and even tents - are the semi-permanent homes of a small, but hardy group of people who say they are there for the lifestyle. Mark Price reports.

Seeking road less travelled

Seeking road less travelled

Travelling from Cardrona to Makarora or from Tarras to Glendhu Bay without setting foot, or bicycle tyre or horse's hoof on a road is the vision contained in a newly completed strategy for tracks in the Upper Clutha.

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Two litres of paint that fell off the back of a painter's vehicle yesterday ended up in Lake Wanaka.

Non-toxic bait forerunner to 1080 drop

Six helicopters spread 23 tonnes of non-toxic cereal bait on the mountains and valleys around Makarora yesterday.

520 turn out for third health meeting

520 turn out for third health meeting

A crowd of 520 Upper Clutha people last night lent their weight to the campaign to not only maintain Dunstan Hospital's level of funding but have it increased.

Community team poised for pool fundraising

Community team poised for pool fundraising

A small team of business leaders is ready to dive in and begin managing the fundraising for Wanaka's proposed new $11.8million swimming pool.

Recycler's plan B key to surviving setback

Recycler's plan B key to surviving setback

On Tuesday Central Otago WasteBusters will hold a special general meeting in Alexandra to consider the potential takeover of its operations by Wanaka Wastebusters. Mark Price asked Wanaka Wastebusters general manager Sue Coutts and communications manager Gina Dempster how they managed to make a buck from recyclables when others struggle.

Building pool now backed

Two-thirds of submitters to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's 10-year plan sent the message they think a $11.8 million swimming pool should be built in Wanaka now rather than later.

Funds wanted to buy 'public space'

The Cardrona Valley Residents and Ratepayers Society is requesting ''an allocation of funds'' from the council to buy land for ''public space''.