Mark Price

Empowering being off grid

Empowering being off grid

A new house on a rural block near Tarras has underfloor heating and other mod cons, but the owners do not expect to receive any power bills - ever. Mark Price investigates.

Taiwan to act on fisheries charges

Taiwan to act on fisheries charges

The Taiwanese Government says it wants to investigate allegations made in the Otago Daily Times against one of its purse-seine vessels fishing for tuna in the Pacific.

Event clash 'disappointing', but effect minimal

Event clash 'disappointing', but effect minimal

A clash of dates created by a new Ironman event in Auckland appears to have had no effect so far on entries for the south's premier triathlon event, Challenge Wanaka.

Pondering tracks

The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust is seeking an "aha" cycle track idea to which it can turn its fundraising and planning attention.

Trust outlines procedures for dispatching rescue helicopter

Trust outlines procedures for dispatching rescue helicopter

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust has moved to "clarify" its response time and availability to attend emergencies in Wanaka and Central Otago.

Half-pipe world cups

Wanaka will play host next month to the first event in the lead-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Positive outlook on slopes

Positive outlook on slopes

Some observers thought the Snow Park on the Pisa Range would be lucky to open this season, but skiers and snowboarders have been happily riding the lift and trying the jumps and rails. Wanaka reporter Mark Price finds out what's happening up on the mountain.

Report to identify issues

A clearer picture of how ambulance services in rural Otago and Southland are coping after-hours could emerge from a report due to be completed for the Southern Primary Health Organisation in two or three weeks.

'Band-Aid' fix for Wanaka ambulance

'Band-Aid' fix for Wanaka ambulance

The "short-term fix" to ensure Wanaka has a 24-hour ambulance service has been described by Wanaka general practitioner Dr Susie Meyer as a "Band-Aid" for a problem that requires a long-term solution.

Dublin Bay gate locked

Vandalism of a boundary fence and gate at Dublin Bay has led the Department of Conservation (Doc) to lock the entrance gate to its reserve there and cancel firewood permits.