Mark Price

Mountain biking: Greene building up to world champs

Mountain biking: Greene building up to world champs

Short, cold days; long, cold nights - winter conditions in Queenstown are perfect for mountain biker Erin Greene (32).

Mentally unfit man still in cell

A Wanaka man found to be mentally unfit to plead to charges in the Queenstown District Court a week ago is still ''languishing'' in a remand cell in Invercargill Prison, despite recommendations he be sent to Dunedin's Wakari psychiatric hospital.

Film of recovery of Everest body

Film of recovery of Everest body

The names of two Upper Clutha climbers have been linked with a plan to recover the body of an American climber that has lain in the ''death zone'' on Mt Everest for 18 years.

Race to the Sky could return

Race to the Sky could return

The once highly popular Cardrona Valley international Race to the Sky might be revived after a seven-year hiatus.

Ministry to appoint a commissioner for school

The Ministry of Education has begun the process of appointing a commissioner to replace the board of trustees of Wanaka Primary School.

Clark has no memory of Hollyford road change

Clark has no memory of Hollyford road change

Former minister of conservation Helen Clark says she has ''no recollection whatsoever'' of the Haast-Hollyford road reserve being removed from maps during her tenure.

'Driver error' likely cause of fatal crash

'Driver error' likely cause of fatal crash

Police believe ''driver error'' was the most likely cause of the crash in which highly rated 17-year-old Arrowtown snowboarder Hamish Bagley died on February 16.

Row tow woes - boats break in Lindis crash

Row tow woes - boats break in Lindis crash

A vehicle towing eight rowing skiffs on a trailer overturned about 4km south of the summit of the Lindis Pass about 10am yesterday.

Experts disagree but monorail over

Experts disagree but monorail over

In one corner, Wellington management consultant Ian Dickson; in the other corner, Auckland economist Fraser Colegrave.

Haast-Hollyford route status far from clear

Haast-Hollyford route status far from clear

''Who removed the Haast-Hollyford road reserve from the official maps in 1989-90, and did they do it legally?''