Mark Price

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.

Lindis collision

Lindis collision

The driver of a Mitsubishi Chariot (right) received cuts and abrasions to an arm when his car collided with a Toyota van about 8km south of the Lindis Pass summit about 2pm yesterday.

More aquatic centre consultation

More aquatic centre consultation

Wanaka swimmers are being given another chance to push for an aquatic centre to be included in stage one of the town's proposed new $16 million sports complex.

Signs of building recovery

Signs of building recovery

Home building in the Queenstown Lakes District is on the rise, and those in the industry are ''cautiously optimistic'' the trend will continue.

Inventor off to Cologne trade fair

Inventor off to Cologne trade fair

The Lake Hawea man who developed the what he branded the ''Slammertool'' is taking it to what he calls the hand tool equivalent of the Olympics.

Buying Cardrona good fit

Buying Cardrona good fit

Southern tourism company Real Journeys has ventured on to unfamiliar trails with its purchase of Cardrona Alpine Resort. ODT Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price asks chief executive Richard Lauder why the company got into the ski business.