Mark Price

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Confessions of a veteran reviewer

Nigel Zega, the Otago Daily Times' Southern Festival of Colour reviewer, has lost track of the number of festival performances he has seen, but believes only festival staff will have seen more. Mr Zega steps into the limelight for a moment to answer a series of questions from Mark Price before the opening of the Wanaka-based festival.

Lucky escape after cliff drop reversing manoeuvre

Lucky escape after cliff drop reversing manoeuvre

A french tourist who backed her rental car over a cliff above Lake Wanaka early yesterday afternoon had a lucky escape from serious injury.

More soldiers' names found missing

The number of names missing from Upper Clutha war memorials has risen to five.

Bid to clarify omission of WW1 soldiers

Bid to clarify omission of WW1 soldiers

Three soldiers killed as a result of World War 1, but seemingly forgotten in their home district of the Upper Clutha, are being brought back into the limelight by a group of Wanaka historians.

Red-letter day for bridge in October

Red-letter day for bridge in October

The Red Bridge - an Upper Clutha landmark near Luggate - has its centenary this year, and to begin celebrations it features in a newly published children's book.

Station closure ends public road access

Hunter Valley Station pastoral leaseholders Taff and Pene Cochrane have shut the gate on controversial Meads Rd running through their Lake Hawea property, ending public road access to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site.

2 year consents extension for subdivision

Wanaka property developer Allan Dippie has been given two years in which to make ''substantial progress'' on the subdivision of his newly acquired Luggate Park property.

60 minis in 'Goodbye Pork Pie' re-run

60 minis in 'Goodbye Pork Pie' re-run

Sixty Minis will leave Alexandra this morning on the last leg of their Kaitaia to Invercargill rerun of the classic New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie.

Defiant retailers may yet be prosecuted

Wanaka retailers who opened illegally over Easter are being kept on tenterhooks over whether they will be prosecuted.

Vintage Fords admired

Vintage Fords admired

More than 130 of the country's best kept Model A Ford cars lined up for public inspection in Wanaka yesterday.