Mark Price

Counting on secret remedy

Counting on secret remedy

One of those on board the storm-struck naval vessel HMNZS Wellington is the ''world's worst'' sailor - Wanaka helicopter pilot and pensioner Peter Garden (67).

Library files put back in system

The Queenstown District Council had to call on Wanaka library staff it made redundant last year to help restore its computer system.

Free to pursue dream

Free to pursue dream

Otago's first same-sex couple to be married are moving to the United States, taking advantage of the recent change there in attitude and laws concerning gay marriage.

Aerobatics ace to star at airshow

Aerobatics ace to star at airshow

Spectators at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow at Easter are likely to see a plane being flown like a helicopter.

No 737 for museum – yet

Plans to put a Boeing 737-200 passenger jet aircraft on display inside a new Wanaka museum development have been thwarted - for the moment.

Rates crack down on let holiday homes

Rates crack down on let holiday homes

The pressure is coming on those who let their Queenstown and Wanaka holiday homes for profit to pay the correct amount of rates.

Tributes to 'fearless' young snowboarder

Tributes to 'fearless' young snowboarder

The "fearless and talented" young Otago snowboarder killed in a fiery car crash on the Lindis Pass was a contender for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, where the tight-knit athletes have been rocked by the news of his death.

Simson to become 'sack of potatoes'

Simson to become 'sack of potatoes'

A Coast to Coast champion one minute and a ''sack of potatoes'' the next.

Kea-resistance effort on pellets

Kea-resistance effort on pellets

The Department of Conservation is planning to upset the stomachs of kea that scavenge for food from tourists - a move designed to save the birds' lives.

Sports centre facilities priority accord dilemma

Sports centre facilities priority accord dilemma

The job of reaching a consensus over what facilities get priority in Wanaka's new sports complex could be a tricky one.