Mark Price

Varina plan opposed

Wanaka property company Varina Proprietary Ltd took a drubbing from its neighbours in submissions given at a resource consent hearing in Wanaka yesterday.

Sports facility water takes priority

Sports facility water takes priority

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is diverting $507,214 from two water system projects to ensure the new Wanaka sports facility has water when it opens on July 1.

Behind the wire

Behind the wire

John van Beek, of Wire Art, Tekapo, sets up one of his rusty wire balls in fine, calm weather at the Wanaka A&P Show yesterday afternoon. Mr van Beek and his wife Lynda attend about six shows a year with a trailer load of rural art.

Parking again up for debate

The demand for on-street parking in a residential part of Wanaka is again up for debate at a resource consent hearing.

‘Damaging gusts’ of wind forecast

‘Damaging gusts’ of wind forecast

The Wanaka A&P Show's tent city was rising rapidly in hot, calm conditions yesterday, ahead of a forecast change to severe northwest gales early today.

Safe calls on public to boycott rodeo

The public is being called on to boycott the Wanaka Rodeo this weekend.

Ex-trackstar stealing the show

Ex-trackstar stealing the show

If things had gone differently, former racehorse Volronomo might have been pet roll by now.

Banning au pair 'pretty harsh', Key says

Banning au pair 'pretty harsh', Key says

Prime Minister John Key says the treatment of a French au pair jailed overnight and deported after travelling to Queenstown with an Australian family on holiday was ‘‘heavy handed''.

Drivers questioned

Tourists using New Zealand roads are having their say on driving conditions they encounter here.

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported An Australian couple are ''disgusted'' their 18-year-old French au pair was locked in a Queenstown police cell overnight then deported by immigration officials concerned she might babysit the couple's children.