Mark Price

Electric car club keen to grow

Electric car club keen to grow

Former fighter pilot Morgan Knoesen has turned over a new leaf.

Watersports hearing to begin with site visit

The resource consent hearing of controversial plans to build a watersports facility on the edge of Lake Wanaka is due to begin this morning.

Housing attempt falls short

Housing attempt falls short

Peter Southwick is a property developer who set out two years ago to build nine "affordable'' homes in Wanaka and, by his own admission, "failed miserably''. Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price spoke to Mr Southwick this week about what he thinks went wrong.

Group criticises watersports grant

Group criticises watersports grant

The group opposed to the watersports facility proposed for the edge of Lake Wanaka has taken to task the Central Lakes Trust for providing the project with a $40,000 grant.

Fears tiles have been forgotten

Fears tiles have been forgotten

Plazas, promenades, piers and gardens ... but what about the millennium tiles?

Toxic algae advice 'reasonable'

Toxic algae advice 'reasonable'

Public Health South has added its voice to warnings over toxic algae in the Cardrona River that caused the death of two dogs.

Watersports facility gets $40,000 for 'planning'

The controversial Wanaka watersports facility proposal has been granted $40,000 by the Central Lakes Trust for "project planning''.

Road repair

Road repair

Broken edges of seal along a narrow stretch of Mt Aspiring Rd, between Wanaka and Glendhu Bay, were being repaired yesterday by Queenstown Lakes District Council roading contractor Downer Group.

Lake free of lagarosiphon

Unlike Lakes Wanaka and Dunstan, and the Kawarau and Clutha Rivers, Lake Wakatipu is free of the invasive aquatic weed lagarosiphon.

1080 drop not on Doc schedule

1080 drop not on Doc schedule

Department of Conservation plans for an aerial drop of 1080 poison on 23,000ha of land around Makarora do not feature in its programme before winter.