Mark Price

1080 drop first test for threat maker

1080 drop first test for threat maker

Aerial drops of 1080 poison around Wanaka set to begin after next Friday will be the first test of the resolve of the anonymous person who threatened to contaminate infant formula with the poison.

Making music with the stars

Making music with the stars

Almost all 80 places in Wanaka's first Youth and Adults in the Music Industry (Yami) summit have been taken with a ''whoosh and a bang'', according to organiser Lynne Christie.

Czech tramper found safe

A Czech Republic tourist who decided not to cross an ''ugly'' mountain stream walked out of the bush near the Haast Pass yesterday morning with nothing more than wet feet.

Campaigner says gecko at risk

Anti-1080 campaigner Carol Sawyer believes the safety of the little-known and rare Roys Peak gecko will be put at risk by TBFree New Zealand's poisoning programme later this month.

Wanaka 'needs five-star hotel'

Wanaka 'needs five-star hotel'

Is Wanaka ready to go five-star?

Wet weather causes drivers problems

Wet weather causes drivers problems

Yesterday's wet weather caused difficulties for motorists travelling between Otago and the West Coast.

Quake caused 20 landslips; 17 claims made

Quake caused 20 landslips; 17 claims made

Ridge tops that looked as though they had ''almost exploded'' in the mountains west of Wanaka are among the lasting effects from Monday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake there.

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Emergency crews trying to extract a man trapped inside his overturned four-wheel-drive looked up for a second and then got on with the job.

Tramper washed off the track

Tramper washed off the track

The day 20-year-old American student Allison ''Ally'' Willen died - Anzac Day - she was making her way, alone, through flood water covering a section of the Young Valley walking track.

Grebes leave for winter

One of Lake Wanaka's top, free tourist attractions has left for the winter.