Mark Price

Space study lab floats up on balloon

Space study lab floats up on balloon

An amazingly huge helium-filled balloon belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) is likely to be launched from Wanaka Airport sometime in March next year.

Water Bar owner in receivership

The company that operated Wanaka's Water Bar has been placed in receivership.

Venue offering try-before-you-buy winter driving

Venue offering try-before-you-buy winter driving

Thinking about buying an expensive new car but wondering which one will handle the snow and ice the best?

'Legal road' to Hollyford was formed

'Legal road' to Hollyford was formed

The surveyor who determined in 1976 a legal road runs from Haast to Hollyford in South Westland has recalled driving his Holden station wagon along about half its length.

Clashing views over proposed upgrade

Clashing views over proposed upgrade

Should the future ''town heart'' of Balclutha be based around Elizabeth St or John St, or both?That looks likely to be the central point for debate at a public submission hearing in the town this afternoon.

Patrol group drone use would be 'over the line'

The new Wanaka Community Patrol due to start up tomorrow will not be deploying a drone.

Cashless community patrol draws on its own resources

Cashless community patrol draws on its own resources

The Wanaka Community Patrol might not yet have a dedicated car or funding for fuel, but it does have 20 keen volunteers, various radios and phones, a Soviet-era night-vision device and use of a drone.

Dinner for 90 at the 19th hole marks 60 years for golf club

Sixty years of bogeys, birdies, pars and eagles will be recalled at Tarras this weekend.

Farm scrutiny increasing

Otago farmers have been given the message this week that their farming operations will come under increasing scrutiny as a result of the Otago Regional Council's new water plan.

Contact land sale nearly complete

Contact land sale nearly complete

The disposal of Contact Energy's land holdings in the Upper Clutha is ''largely complete'', according to to the company's trading, development and geothermal resources project manager Neil Gillespie.