Mark Price

Swimmers see benefits of a big pool

Swimmers see benefits of a big pool

The idea of a swimming pool for Wanaka of the same dimensions as Dunedin's Moana Pool got the thumbs-up from swimmers at a Queenstown Lakes District Council public hearing yesterday.

Track like many - extreme care needed

Track like many - extreme care needed A Wanaka family warned nine years ago the Fern Burn track could be treacherous, and on Monday it proved so for a 68-year-old woman who died after a fall.

Camp road closed

Boat owners now have exclusive use of the popular Kidds Bush camping ground on the edge of Lake Hawea, and that could continue indefinitely.

Woman killed in Wanaka fall named

Woman killed in Wanaka fall named

Police have released the name of the Wanaka woman who died yesterday after slipping and falling about 40m from a Department of Conservation walking track near Glendhu Bay.

Bees not so busy in the cold

Bees not so busy in the cold

A cold, wet and windy November has made life difficult for southern honey bees and their keepers.

Police restructure plan dissent

Police restructure plan dissent

Like taking Richie McCaw out of the All Blacks - that is how one Wanaka community leader described a police proposal to do away with the senior sergeant position in the town early next year.

Increased police patrols pay off

A Christchurch motorist was charged with drink-driving and dangerous driving after being stopped near Omarama on Saturday.

Wanaka set to lose officers

Wanaka set to lose officers

Wanaka is set to lose its police senior sergeant position and also a rural community constable job in a restructuring of the Otago rural policing area.

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

Environmental society 'not playing fair'

When Southlander Jack Minty died in 2000, he left his daughter and three sons with a 137ha farm, in six titles, on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

Plants add fire danger

The New Zealand Fire Service is comparing tussocks to petrol to help get the message across about the fire risk over summer.