Mark Price

Going up: extra storeys proposed

Buildings on one of Queenstown's main downtown thoroughfares and in parts of Wanaka are likely to be a little taller in years to come.

Watersports progress

Supporters of plans for a new watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore got two pieces of good news yesterday.

Council parking changes

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has delayed plans to raise charges for some leased car parks in central Queenstown.

Park next focus for poison drop

Park next focus for poison drop

The ''Battle for our birds'' programme moves next month to the Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka, where bait laced with 1080 poison will be spread by helicopter over 46,500ha.

Highway delays almost past

Highway delays almost past

State Highway 6 through the Haast Pass should be back to normal next week for the first time since a slip at Diana Falls in September last year.

Light touch

Light touch

Rosie Foster, of Lake Hawea, checks out the effect some coloured light will have on part of the sugar plum fairy costume she has designed for the Wanaka Wearable Creations Show, which begins its three-night run tomorrow night.

Pool clash going public

Pool clash going public

Northlake Investments Ltd is ramping up its war of words with the Queenstown Lakes District Council over where the new Wanaka Community Pool should be sited, and is taking its case direct to the public.

Radio frequencies up for auction

A total of 178 licences to operate radio stations will be auctioned next month, including about 50 in rural parts of the South.

Penguin count beckons

Penguin count beckons

Teacher Christina Greenwood, of Wanaka, leaves next month on an expedition to the Auckland Islands to count yellow-eyed penguins.