Mark Price

Lakeside straw bale remains an enigma

Lakeside straw bale remains an enigma

The bale is gone but the mystery remains.

Rodeo benefits from the breeze

Rodeo benefits from the breeze

A change in the weather over Lake Wanaka brought good fortune to the Wanaka Rodeo Club yesterday.

Lake accidents prompt warning

Lake accidents prompt warning ''Be bloody careful,'' says Queenstown Lakes District Council harbourmaster Marty Black, after two boating accidents on Lake Wanaka led to three people requiring hospital treatment.

Weather fails to dent high spirits

Weather fails to dent high spirits

Those who attended the two-day Rhythm and Alps music festival in the Cardrona Valley went home yesterday morning having dodged at least one bullet.

Main temporarily repaired

A temporary repair is in place on the section of water main in Bridge Hill, Alexandra, that burst on Tuesday afternoon, while property owners affected by the burst remain ''stoic'' and get on with the cleanup.

Taking off in a new direction

Taking off in a new direction

A need to get as close to flying as she could led Mandy Deans to change her career path. Mark Price asks about her path to such a life-changing decision.

Getting message across

Getting message across

How to cross a river with a rope and a milk container was just one of the skills passed on to a group of new hunting guides at a week-long course based at Glen Dene Station, Lake Hawea, this week.

Supreme young volunteer of the year

Supreme young volunteer of the year

Maddison Frazer (11) has been awarded the title of Wanaka's supreme young volunteer of the year.

Praise and criticism for decision to proceed at Three Parks

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's decision yesterday to proceed with a new community swimming pool in Wanaka's Three Parks subdivision was both praised and condemned in the town last night.