Mark Price

Outbreak adds urgency to wastewater debate

Outbreak adds urgency to wastewater debate

Health and water authorities believe the norovirus outbreak in the Cardrona Valley has added urgency to the debate over how to dispose of the township's wastewater, the suggestion being raised of piping it to Wanaka.

Banned over $60,000 debt

Three commercial fishers who owe the Westland District Council almost $60,000 have been banned from using the Jackson Bay wharf, near Haast.

Death caused by drowning: coroner

Death caused by drowning: coroner

Otago Southland Coroner David Crerar has found Trevor Lloyd Hawke (70), of Wanaka, died as a result of drowning, on November 17, 2011.

Questions raised over sports centre capacity

It will be another three years before work on a new sports and events centre at Wanaka is likely to begin, but already questions are being asked about whether it will be big enough, and how it might be expanded.

Australians affected by virus

Australians affected by virus

Between 15 and 20 Australians who came to ski in the South in August and September went home with a norovirus they may have picked up in Cardrona township.

Stabilising SH6 slip could cost more than $400,000

Stabilising the slip on State Highway 6 between Lake Hawea and Haast, south of Makarora, will cost between $300,000 and $400,000, but possibly more.

After-hours GP services come under microscope

After-hours GP services come under microscope

The stress points in Otago and Southland after-hours health services should be revealed publicly later this month.

QLDC says plan too reactive

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is opposed to the Otago Regional Council's plan change 6A designed to maintain and improve the quality of water in the province's waterways.

Plan unworkable, farmers claim

High-country farmers believe many of the measures in the Otago Regional Council's proposed plan change 6A designed to maintain and improve water quality will be unworkable in their farming environments.

66 hit as Norovirus sweeps through town

66 hit as Norovirus sweeps through town

Sixty-six people in the Cardrona township fell ill with norovirus over a 15-day period in August and September.