Mark Price

Work gets under way on new $3m fire station

Work gets under way on new $3m fire station

Work has begun on Wanaka's new $3 million-plus fire station in Ballantyne Rd between the police station and the new Wanaka search and rescue headquarters. The 585sq m station building is due to be completed by June next year.

'70% of herd infection' is Tb from possums

'70% of herd infection' is Tb from possums

Possums are the main cause of bovine tuberculosis spreading between herds of cattle and deer, according to Operational Solutions for Primary Industries (OSPRI) which manages the $80 million per year TBfree programme on behalf of New Zealand farmers and the public.

Facilities upgrade at park

Facilities upgrade at park

The new leaseholders of the Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park, in Brownston St, Wanaka, are in the ''hurry up and wait'' phase of a major upgrade.

Possum control need queried

Possum control need queried

Last year, 9838 possums were killed throughout New Zealand and then checked for tuberculosis.

Climbers' return best help, Cotter says

Wanaka-based Adventure Consultants plans to return to Nepal with climbing teams in September or October, once the monsoon is over.

Shelter urgent need in Nepal

Shelter urgent need in Nepal

With the monsoon about to begin in the Himalayas, shelter is the most urgent need in Nepal, according to mountaineer and Adventure Consultants chief executive Guy Cotter, who is now back in Wanaka.

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.