Mark Price

Support for pontoon to be used as a jetty

Support for pontoon to be used as a jetty

Lake Wanaka boat users, both private and commercial, could well have a new jetty available to them by next summer.

Confident of Nasa return after balloon brought down

Confident of Nasa return after balloon brought down

Wanaka Airport manager Ralph Fegan has every confidence Nasa will be back.

Stolen locator beacon sparks search

The theft of an emergency locator beacon from an Albert Town camping ground led to two wasted helicopter flights by search and rescue personnel late on Tuesday night.

Idea of second hand pontoon on lake floated

A floating pontoon jetty for the use of private and commercial boat operators is being considered for Lake Wanaka.

No further trace of student

A helicopter search of the Young River in the Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday failed to find a 20-year-old American tramper missing since Saturday.

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

This is the tale of an ancient tartan cloth gone missing. It is set in a 500-year-old Scottish castle, and the players include a Scottish Lord, an elderly maiden aunt and Robyn MacIntosh-Handtschoewercker, of Cardrona. The action is said to have begun at the battle of Culloden, Scotland, 270 years ago. Mark Price reports.

Falklands service

A small contingent of New Zealanders and Australians, including Wanaka helicopter pilot Peter Garden, will attend an Anzac service at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands tomorrow.

Award for mountain rescue

Award for mountain rescue

Richard Raynes sounds like the sort of guy who would rather be scrambling over ice and snow on the side of Mt Aspiring in the dark than small-talking his way through the suits, frocks and handshakes of the ballroom at Government House.

Free specs offered in wake of weedkiller woes

Free specs offered in wake of weedkiller woes

The Christchurch man who killed the lawn at his Wanaka holiday house in a chemical mix-up has been offered two pairs of free glasses by a firm of optometrists.

Work of art, by accident

Work of art, by accident

Businessman Paul Currie was in a hurry.