Mark Price

Kill data from trap lines

Kill data from trap lines

Kill figures provided by the Matukituki Charitable Trust give some indication of the type and number of pests threatening native birds in the Upper Clutha.

Safety first: Nasa balloon stays down

Safety first: Nasa balloon stays down

''That's ballooning for ya'' appears to be the catchcry for those days when Nasa is about to launch one of its super-pressure helium balloons into the stratosphere, and then decides not to.

Balloon launch delayed again

Balloon launch delayed again

The launch of the Nasa high-pressure balloon from Wanaka Airport will not take place today.

Plan change sought for Ballantyne Rd

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to rezone 19ha of rural general land, on the edge of town in Ballantyne Rd, as industrial B and low density residential.

Balloon benefits abound

Balloon benefits abound

It might lack the machismo of a space rocket launch, but Nasa's launch of a super pressure helium-filled balloon from Wanaka Airport on Monday, weather permitting, gives New Zealand a tiny entree into the world of space exploration. Mark Price reports.

New vehicle for hospital transport

New vehicle for hospital transport

After almost eight years of providing transport for Wanaka people needing to visit Dunstan Hospital, at Clyde, the Wheels to Dunstan Trust is celebrating the purchase of a new vehicle.

Balloon team keeping eye on Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam might put paid to Nasa's hopes of launching its big helium balloon from Wanaka Airport on Sunday morning.

1080 poisoning planned in Otago

1080 poisoning planned in Otago

Two 1080 poisoning programmes targeting possums are due to be carried out in the Upper Clutha this autumn or winter.

Doc delays poison drop again

Doc delays poison drop again

The Department of Conservation has put off its big 1080 drop in Makarora until later this year, and might even cancel it.

Contamination warning not affecting work in South

The milk powder contamination threat does not appear to have had an effect on the Department of Conservation's 1080 poisoning programme in the South, although there have been delays put down to weather and technical problems.