Mark Price

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.

Wanaka retailers flout law

Wanaka retailers flout law

Most Wanaka retailers ignored the law and opened their doors to customers yesterday, despite the risk of a fine.

Defiant Wanaka retailers open for business

Defiant Wanaka retailers open for business

A "Closed" sign on Wanaka shop Gallery Thirty Three is an unusual sight in Wanaka today, as most retailers defy the law and open for business on Good Friday. 

Retailers plan to defy trading laws

Retailers plan to defy trading laws

Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment might find themselves with an enforcement bonanza if they visit Wanaka over Easter.

Finally, the balloon goes up

Finally, the balloon goes up

Budgets permitting, the Nasa balloon team will be back in Wanaka next year.

Driving a Model A tests skill

Driving a Model A tests skill

If you are ever asked to drive an 84-year-old Model A Ford, this might help:There is an ignition key, but to start the motor press the button on the floor with your foot.

Rat operation almost over

"Team Rat" chief helicopter pilot Peter Garden, of Wanaka, is preparing to leave the remote South Atlantic island of South Georgia having completed a rat-eradication job that began nine years ago.

Pest control groups combine for battle

Pest control groups combine for battle

Twelve Upper Clutha groups dedicated to getting rid of rats, mice, stoats, ferrets, wild cats and possums will meet tomorrow to share their best eradication ideas.

Kill data from trap lines

Kill data from trap lines

Kill figures provided by the Matukituki Charitable Trust give some indication of the type and number of pests threatening native birds in the Upper Clutha.

Safety first: Nasa balloon stays down

Safety first: Nasa balloon stays down

''That's ballooning for ya'' appears to be the catchcry for those days when Nasa is about to launch one of its super-pressure helium balloons into the stratosphere, and then decides not to.