Mark Price

Counting the cost of injuries

Counting the cost of injuries

Television viewers love it and young people consider it so cool it is ''sick''. But slopestyle skiing and snowboarding - the new sport at the Sochi Winter Olympics - has at least one highly-placed medical official worried by the injury toll. Mark Price reports.

Council retains leashing rules

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has stopped short of including in its new draft dog bylaw a rule requiring owners to have their dogs on a leash on sports grounds.

Claim centres left in limbo over TV recycling scheme

The Government has been accused of making a mess of its television set recycling efforts.

Doc looking into land partnership

The Department of Conservation is investigating whether Contact Energy land along the Clutha River could be owned in a partnership.

Contact not willing to give Upper Clutha land to Doc

Contact not willing to give Upper Clutha land to Doc

Contact Energy has ruled out giving more than 100ha of land along the Clutha River to the Department of Conservation.

White Elephant looking for takers

White Elephant looking for takers

It was back in the mid-1950s. Two Dunedin men were seated side-by-side in a National Airways Corporation DC3 heading home from Wellington to Dunedin.

Contest was a cliffhanger

Contest was a cliffhanger

Sixty of the country's best sport climbers competed in the second round of the three-round Climbing New Zealand National Cup series in Wanaka at the weekend.

Call to charge tourists to see sights

Call to charge tourists to see sights

The more sparsely populated parts of the South are always on the lookout for ways to share the cost of maintaining remote parts of their public infrastructure. The ''user-should-pay'' model is often talked of as a way of lessening the ratepayer burden and, as Mark Price reports, that idea has again bubbled to the surface.

Visitors paying their way

Visitors paying their way

The Cathedral Caves in the Catlins are an example of where tourists pay to maintain infrastructure.

Claim 431 Vineyard sold

Another Central Otago vineyard has been taken over by overseas interests.