Mark Price

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.

Safety and illegal hunting on agenda

Hunter safety and poaching are likely to be the top two points for discussion at this weekend's National Deerstalkers' Association conference at Albert Town.

Businesses take issue over race

Businesses take issue over race

The Cardrona community ''bent over backwards'' to make the Race to the Sky hillclimb a success, according to Cardrona businessman Sean Colbourne.

Rabbiter puts ferrets to work

Rabbiter puts ferrets to work

Rarely is a good word said about ferrets in New Zealand. After all, they eat our native birds. But, as Mark Price reports, Hyde rabbiter Stephen Dickson has been working with them for three years now, and has built up a certain ... admiration.

Winter weather beginning and end of events

Winter weather beginning and end of events

The great thing about being an ODT reporter is having an excuse to ring people for a bit of a yarn. Half the time the results are just kind of interesting but not really ''news''. Today the Wanaka team shares the best and worst of the week's ''just kind of interesting'' stuff from around the Upper Clutha - including a painting, whitebait and babies.

First farmed whitebait looking 'viable'

First farmed whitebait looking 'viable'

The proof could be in the fritter in September.

Chinese visitors bitten by adventure bug

Chinese visitors bitten by adventure bug

What do they want? That is the question exercising the minds of those keen to cater for, and capitalise on, the explosion in Chinese tourist numbers. Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price this week examines their taste for adventure tourism.

Retrospective consent to clear vegetation sought

A Dairy farming couple who ''mistakenly thought'' they had approval to clear native vegetation on their farm near Lake Hawea sought retrospective resource consent for the clearance they had carried out and also consent for a small, further clearance, at a hearing in Wanaka on Wednesday.

Marina Terrace placed on market

Marina Terrace placed on market

The sign on the site of the Infinity Investment Group's multimillion-dollar Marina Terrace apartment complex in Lakeside Rd might be gone but the project is still very much alive.