Mark Price

Skifields jockeying to stitch up slopes

There's no business like snow business for apres-ski season speculation, and as Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price reports, this year has begun with a blizzard of ideas about what's going on in the Cardrona Valley.

Tea bag research brewing

Tea bag research brewing

An Otago scientist has buried more than 800 Lipton tea bags on a mountainside near Wanaka to help her study climate change.

'Chitty' to go on display at museum

'Chitty' to go on display at museum

''Oh, you pretty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you.''

Skifield plans to open longer

Skifield plans to open longer

The Cardrona Ski Resort is looking ahead to an extra-long winter thanks to $2 million worth of new equipment.

Airshow safety expert to talk

Airshow safety expert to talk

On average, 16 ''display'' pilots die at airshows internationally each year.

Fall survivor 'very lucky'

The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was ''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior constable Ian Henderson.

Hollyford to Haast loop road plan stirs reactions

Hollyford to Haast loop road plan stirs reactions

''Ambivalent'' is the word Haast garage operator Eamonnd Johnston says best sums up his thoughts on the prospect of a new road linking South Westland with Fiordland.

Drowning man pulled from river

Drowning man pulled from river

A big Samoan man from Wellington called Ben has two ''skinny white boys'' to thank for surviving the Clutha River.

Getting on top of climate change data

Getting on top of climate change data

Dr Barbara Anderson is a scientist who makes no bones about climate change.

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

'Close call' for swimmer in Clutha

A north Island man in his 30s nearly drowned in the Clutha River at Albert Town yesterday afternoon.