Mark Price

Sheep skip show

Two sheep on the lam caused a brief moment of excitement in Wanaka yesterday morning.

Ice is nice for drivers

Cardrona's Snow Park is getting a make-over designed to appeal to amateur drivers who fancy tackling roads caked with ice and snow.

Records already at Wanaka Show

Records already at Wanaka Show

Another fine day, another record crowd; it must be the Wanaka A&P Show.

Land had 'very high natural values'

Land had 'very high natural values'

Thirty years ago, the Labour government of the day sent groups of scientists off on a mission. They were asked to find the parts of the landscape that still reflected the way New Zealand was before people began making changes. One of the Recommended Areas for Protection (RAPs) they came up with was a 590ha area of land above the Clutha River at South Hawea Flat, near Wanaka. Last month that RAP went under the plough. Mark Price reports.

Busy weekend with A&P show, Motatapu event, rodeo

Busy weekend with A&P show, Motatapu event, rodeo

A trifecta of public events are expected to make this weekend one of the busiest of the year for Wanaka.

Fewer overseas drivers crashing

The number of crashes on Otago roads involving overseas licence holders is on the way down.

Family, merinos at show without fail

Family, merinos at show without fail

There has been an A&P Show in Wanaka every year since 1933 and every year, without fail, the Gibson family from Tarras has been there.

Heavy horses

Heavy horses

Two concrete draught horses bound for Luggate are almost ready for their first coat of stain.

Court order sought

The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society has gone to the Environment Court to stop further cultivation of 590ha of land above the Clutha River at south Hawea Flat.

Vintage experience

Vintage experience

Air traffic above Wanaka and Lake Hawea will increase over the next few days as 45 Americans are treated to flights in vintage aircraft.