Mark Price

Whisky distillery planned for Cardrona site

Whisky distillery planned for Cardrona site

A Wanaka woman has unveiled plans for a whisky distillery in the Cardrona Valley.

Hare trigger for dogs

Hare trigger for dogs

Some of the more than 60 dogs entered in the popular Jack Russell (and variations of the breed) race at the 77th Wanaka A&P Show on Saturday scamper after Pat McCarthy as he sets a trail with a dead hare.

Sibling teamwork earns roping titles

Sibling teamwork earns roping titles

A brother and sister combination, born and bred in Otago but now living in Canterbury, took four of the nine top honours at the National Finals Rodeo, held in Wanaka at the weekend.

Legalised theft: Eckhoff

Legalised theft: Eckhoff

The idea that the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society can, through the Environment Court, halt agricultural work on privately owned land rankles with retired Roxburgh farmer and Otago regional councillor Gerry Eckhoff.

Ice is nice for drivers

Cardrona's Snow Park is getting a make-over designed to appeal to amateur drivers who fancy tackling roads caked with ice and snow.

Land had 'very high natural values'

Land had 'very high natural values'

Thirty years ago, the Labour government of the day sent groups of scientists off on a mission. They were asked to find the parts of the landscape that still reflected the way New Zealand was before people began making changes. One of the Recommended Areas for Protection (RAPs) they came up with was a 590ha area of land above the Clutha River at South Hawea Flat, near Wanaka. Last month that RAP went under the plough. Mark Price reports.

Sheep skip show

Two sheep on the lam caused a brief moment of excitement in Wanaka yesterday morning.

Records already at Wanaka Show

Records already at Wanaka Show

Another fine day, another record crowd; it must be the Wanaka A&P Show.

Busy weekend with A&P show, Motatapu event, rodeo

Busy weekend with A&P show, Motatapu event, rodeo

A trifecta of public events are expected to make this weekend one of the busiest of the year for Wanaka.

Fewer overseas drivers crashing

The number of crashes on Otago roads involving overseas licence holders is on the way down.