Mark Price

Track building funds sought

Cycling, alcohol, council charges and requests for funding were the main subjects raised by submitters at the Queenstown Lakes District Council's annual plan hearing in Wanaka on Wednesday.

Agent says rentals in high demand

A house rental company in Wanaka could fill another 20 houses with tenants, if the houses were available.

Seven tourists hurt in crash near Makarora

Seven tourists hurt in crash near Makarora

A fleet of ambulances and helicopters rescued seven tourists from a motor vehicle crash on the Haast Pass road, State Highway 6, about 10km north of Makarora yesterday.

Lake levels of concern

Lake levels of concern

Contact Energy has made a date with Lake Hawea residents to explain how lake levels are being affected by changes in electricity supply and demand.

Touring doctors first on scene

Touring doctors first on scene

Two English doctors were the first on the scene after a four-wheel-drive vehicle overturned on State Highway 6, 3km south of Luggate about 12.30pm yesterday.

Schist quarry feeds building boom

Schist quarry feeds building boom

A bit of pressure applied in the right place and slabs of schist at the Cluden Stone Quarry snap apart as cleanly as if they were ice.

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15.6m

Developer buys Scurr Heights for $15.6m

Sections in the last big chunk of Wanaka with lake and mountain views could be on the market by Christmas.

Corporate jet parks at Wanaka

Corporate jet parks at Wanaka

Wanaka Airport's first resident corporate jet has taken up a prime position on the airport apron.

'Encapsulation' for contaminated soil

The developers of the big new Northlake residential subdivision have been granted consent to dig up soil contaminated with timber preservatives from one part of the subdivision and bury it in another part.

Falcon warning

Wanaka falcon advocate Mary Chaffey yesterday reminded poultry owners falcons are a protected species.