Rarely is a good word said about ferrets in New Zealand.
After all, they eat our native birds. But, as Mark Price
reports, Hyde rabbiter Stephen Dickson has been working with
them for three years now, and has built up a certain ...
The great thing about being an ODT reporter is
having an excuse to ring people for a bit of a yarn. Half the
time the results are just kind of interesting but not really
''news''. Today the Wanaka team shares the best and worst of
the week's ''just kind of interesting'' stuff from around the
Upper Clutha - including a painting, whitebait and
What do they want? That is the question exercising the
minds of those keen to cater for, and capitalise on, the
explosion in Chinese tourist numbers. Otago Daily
Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price this week examines
their taste for adventure tourism.
A Dairy farming couple who ''mistakenly thought'' they had
approval to clear native vegetation on their farm near Lake
Hawea sought retrospective resource consent for the clearance
they had carried out and also consent for a small, further
clearance, at a hearing in Wanaka on Wednesday.
An Australian scientist has provided more insight into the
last moments of Nasa's super pressure balloon, launched in
Wanaka on March 27 and brought down on a cattle station in a
remote part of west Queensland on April 28.
Work has begun on Wanaka's new $3 million-plus fire station
in Ballantyne Rd between the police station and the new
Wanaka search and rescue headquarters. The 585sq m station
building is due to be completed by June next year.
Possums are the main cause of bovine tuberculosis spreading
between herds of cattle and deer, according to Operational
Solutions for Primary Industries (OSPRI) which manages the
$80 million per year TBfree programme on behalf of New
Zealand farmers and the public.