Mark Price

Mt Aspiring 1080 drop starts today

The 1080 poison programme in Mt Aspiring National Park starts at 5am today, weather permitting.

Burglary charge follows beer spill

ABOUT 10,000 litres of beer were spilled in an incident at the Wanaka Beerworks premises at Wanaka Airport early yesterday. 

Coroner warns anglers should wear life jackets

Coroner warns anglers should wear life jackets

Coroner Richard McElrea is recommending anglers wear inflatable life jackets.

Advice timely

Fish and Game New Zealand has been quick to support coroner Richard McElrea in his call for anglers to wear life jackets.

Going up: extra storeys proposed

Buildings on one of Queenstown's main downtown thoroughfares and in parts of Wanaka are likely to be a little taller in years to come.

Watersports progress

Supporters of plans for a new watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore got two pieces of good news yesterday.

Council parking changes

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has delayed plans to raise charges for some leased car parks in central Queenstown.

Park next focus for poison drop

Park next focus for poison drop

The ''Battle for our birds'' programme moves next month to the Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka, where bait laced with 1080 poison will be spread by helicopter over 46,500ha.

Highway delays almost past

Highway delays almost past

State Highway 6 through the Haast Pass should be back to normal next week for the first time since a slip at Diana Falls in September last year.