Mark Price

Light touch

Light touch

Rosie Foster, of Lake Hawea, checks out the effect some coloured light will have on part of the sugar plum fairy costume she has designed for the Wanaka Wearable Creations Show, which begins its three-night run tomorrow night.

Pool clash going public

Pool clash going public

Northlake Investments Ltd is ramping up its war of words with the Queenstown Lakes District Council over where the new Wanaka Community Pool should be sited, and is taking its case direct to the public.

Radio frequencies up for auction

A total of 178 licences to operate radio stations will be auctioned next month, including about 50 in rural parts of the South.

Penguin count beckons

Penguin count beckons

Teacher Christina Greenwood, of Wanaka, leaves next month on an expedition to the Auckland Islands to count yellow-eyed penguins.

Pilots go as far as they can

Pilots go as far as they can

Four Russian tourists arrived in Wanaka this week - in their own helicopters, which they had flown from their home country.

Multisport: Inaugural Defiance ready to go

Multisport: Inaugural Defiance ready to go

Thirty-five two-person teams will put a new multisport product to the test tomorrow when they line up for the first Red Bull Defiance adventure race.

Burn-off could send TradeMe founder to court

Burn-off could send TradeMe founder to court

A prosecution could be in the wind for the owner of Wanaka's Hillend Station, TradeMe founder Sam Morgan, after a burn-off on his property on Tuesday blanketed the town in smoke.

Community pool options up for discussion

Community pool options up for discussion

Wanaka community swimming pool options could cost the town's ratepayers as little as an extra $3.06 a year or as much as $240.26 a year.

Property developer fails in legal bid

Property developer fails in legal bid

One of the two property developers vying to have the Wanaka community swimming pool built in their part of the town has failed in a legal bid to have a public consultation document amended.

No plans for air passenger service

Queenstown airport might be struggling to keep up with increased demand but that does not mean passengers are likely to be offered flights to Wanaka Airport soon.