Mark Price

Retiring detective recalls long career

Retiring detective recalls long career

If you remember being drunk and threatening in the Invercargill pie cart 37 and a-half years ago and running away when arrested by a young policeman, it is probably safe enough now to own up.

Salmon run nets bargains

Salmon run nets bargains

At the start of the weekend Mt Cook Alpine Salmon, in the Mackenzie Country, had a problem: 10,000 too many young salmon.

Sacked council worker: 'I had a hell of a job'

Sacked council worker: 'I had a hell of a job'

Wanaka's former dog ranger and parking and litter officer Daryl Taylor says he has received a payout after being sacked by Lakes Environmental in September.

Hawea-Wanaka water exchange hydro-electricity scheme mooted

Hawea-Wanaka water exchange hydro-electricity scheme mooted

A ''hypothetical'' plan that would reduce the risk of Wanaka's town centre flooding and also generate enough electricity for a town the size of Lake Hawea is being floated by a University of Waikato PhD student.

Haast toll road discussed

Haast toll road discussed

"Interesting'' was all Queenstown Mayor Vanessa van Uden had to say after a meeting in Queenstown yesterday with a deputation from Westland District Property Ltd promoting a 160km toll road between Haast and Hollyford.

Rare car's starring role in Wanaka

Rare car's starring role in Wanaka

Wanaka earthmoving contractor Robert Duncan is a little vague on how a 1934 Duesenberg Model J car once owned by Hollywood movie star Carole Lombard came to be in Wanaka.

Young driver 'very lucky' as 4WD flips

Young driver 'very lucky' as 4WD flips

The 17-year-old female driver of a Toyota Surf had a "very lucky'' escape from serious injury yesterday.

Poor chance service will continue

There appears to be only a very slender chance another company will step in immediately to maintain a daily air service between Wanaka and Christchurch once Air New Zealand's Eagle Air pulls out at the end of January.

Freedom campers irk park operator

Freedom campers irk park operator

Angry lessees of a Wanaka holiday park were delivered proof yesterday they are being disadvantaged by the rules over freedom camping.

Focus on new project after loss

Focus on new project after loss

Unimpressed and annoyed property developer Bob Robertson, of Wanaka, plans to ''crank up'' his new 1000-lot residential development near Christchurch, having lost his Pegasus town development to Todd Property Group.