Mark Price

QLDC culture impediment to local economy: developer

QLDC culture impediment to local economy: developer

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie describes the culture of the Queenstown Lakes District Council as ''one of the biggest impediments to the local economy'' - an assertion the council disputes.

IS not alone in barbarity

Terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni describes the beheading of Western hostages as ''barbarous'' but points out decapitation is not confined to Islamic State (IS).

Pool alternatives up for discussion

Pool alternatives up for discussion

The public of Wanaka is to be offered of choice of two sizes and three possible sites for a new $9.97 million to $12.72 million swimming pool.

Chef de mission a father to his team

Chef de mission a father to his team

Sports administrator Peter Wardell is about to embark on his sixth mission leading a team of New Zealand athletes to a major world sporting event.

Skiers forced to share run with wayward car

Skiers forced to share run with wayward car

Two tourists had a lucky escape after their rental car slid more than 200m down a ski trail at the Cardrona Alpine Resort yesterday afternoon.

Tourism levy questioned

Tourism levy questioned

The owners of a Wanaka rental car business are questioning the fairness of the way Lake Wanaka Tourism is funded.

Aviator's bucket list includes Earhart search

Aviator's bucket list includes Earhart search

New arrival at Wanaka Airport Ronan Harvey (59) has quite a few things still to do on his bucket list.

Sludge plan criticised

Sludge plan criticised

Right plant, wrong location.

Solar sewage drying plant interest

Approval of a Fulton Hogan plan to build a solar ''glasshouse'' to dry Wanaka's sewage sludge could lead to such plants becoming more common in New Zealand.

Old ways work well for veteran farmer

Old ways work well for veteran farmer

Mary Goodger, of Merivale Station, on the road to the Lindis Pass, jokes that rather than politicians getting a tick this month, perhaps it is her turn.