Mark Price

Doc to fund work on hut

Doc to fund work on hut

The Aspiring hut in Mt Aspiring National Park has joined the list of buildings in need of earthquake-strengthening work.

New dog control bylaw 'clarifications' issued

Just to clarify: it will still be permissible under the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed new dog control bylaw and policy to let Rover off his leash to fetch a stick from Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu.

Pushing the boundaries

Pushing the boundaries This week Wanaka was set on an expansion path unlikely to be matched by any other town in Otago in the near future, except possibly Queenstown. Mark Price speaks to four Wanaka residents with a place in the town's past and a stake in its future.

Swimmers say pool concern overstated

Some Wanaka swimmers say they are more concerned about the dangers of icy Upper Clutha roads than earthquakes.

Couple's silence irks locals

Couple's silence irks locals

The Queenstown couple behind the Northlake development on the edge of Wanaka declined to discuss it with the Otago Daily Times yesterday.

Council 'moving quickly' over pool options

Late yesterday afternoon, Wanaka went from a town without a swimming pool to a town with two swimming pools in prospect.

Society questions council's consent process

Society questions council's consent process

The Upper Clutha Environmental Society believes the Queenstown Lakes District Council is denying the public the chance to have a say on some potentially contentious resource consent applications.

Cascade River journey's end for Amor on bulldozer track

Crossing the Cascade River in South Westland is something that would be beyond even a 1970s Holden station wagon, it seems.

'Perfect storm' of a traffic problem

Police plan to take a closer look at traffic issues on the Crown Range Rd at the turnoff to the Cardrona Alpine Resort skifield.

Scores of skiers sent away

Scores of skiers sent away

The World Cup final appears to have cost some football fans a day's skiing yesterday.