Mark Price

Snowboarder, skier have the Heli Challenge 'X Factor'

Snowboarder, skier have the Heli Challenge 'X Factor'

Top honours in the World Heli Challenge, held in the mountains west of Wanaka last week, have gone to snowboarder Will Jackways, of Wanaka, and skier Jacqui Edgerly, of Alaska.

Easier path wanted for solar systems

Easier path wanted for solar systems

People contemplating solar electricity and hot water systems for their roofs and composting systems for their toilets might get an easier ride from the Queenstown Lakes District Council in future.

Athletics: Long-term plan for Inkster-Baynes

Athletics: Long-term plan for Inkster-Baynes

While many New Zealand athletes will now be turning their attention to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Oska Inkster-Baynes, of Wanaka, is taking more of a long-term view.

Options open for Lakeview site: mayor

The wording might be "predominantly residential" but Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden made it clear yesterday any proposal at all for the Lakeview site in Queenstown would be considered.

Events office, new facilitator in offing

Events office, new facilitator in offing

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is setting up a new office to attract and retain more commercial events in the district.

Piece of aviation history arrives at museum

Piece of aviation history arrives at museum

Twelve tonnes of New Zealand's aviation history arrived safely at Wanaka Airport yesterday morning after a long night on the road.

Inquiry into helicopter incident

Civil Aviation is investigating an incident in which a helicopter was damaged west of Lake Wanaka, near Minnaret Peaks, about 1pm on Thursday.

Chilling in snow cave for a month

Chilling in snow cave for a month

A Queenstown man is setting up today for a month of living in a snow cave on the Remarkables mountains.

Compromise on Chinese signage

Compromise on Chinese signage

The Department of Conservation has headed off "unrest" in the Otago Chinese community by offering a compromise over new signboards at the old Chinese gold-mining settlement at Arrowtown.

Wanaka paramedic silenced

Wanaka paramedic silenced

St John operations team manager in Wanaka, Don McMillan, has been silenced over the state of the town's ambulance service.