Mark Price

Up, up and away for avalanche teams

Up, up and away for avalanche teams

The avalanche dogs of the Southern Lakes region and their handlers spent yesterday dangling on 20m strops, or long-lines, beneath helicopters as they undertook a refresher course at Treble Cone skifield.

Rabbit poisoning works with third of 1080 bait laid

Landcare Research is confident it has found a way to kill just as many rabbits per hectare as current methods but using two-thirds less 1080 poison, and at half the cost.

Businesses show confidence

All the economic news out of Europe might be bad, but that does not seem to be impacting negatively on business confidence in Wanaka.

Increase in role for SAR

Increase in role for SAR

A busy year for Wanaka Search and Rescue volunteers has been underscored by police statistics released at the organisation's annual meeting this week.

Top placing for pupil's film

Top placing for pupil's film

A Wanaka college pupil has taken second place in a competition to find New Zealand's best adventure film for the year.

Doc courting its neighbours

Doc courting its neighbours

Otago conservator Marian van der Goes yesterday laid out how the Department of Conservation is intent on getting along with its high-country neighbours.

Electricity return falls

The growing popularity of homeowners generating electricity from the sun via photovoltaic panels has led Meridian Energy to consider cutting the rate it pays for home-generated electricity.

Burglary leaves wheelie bike owner 'gutted'

Burglary leaves wheelie bike owner 'gutted'

"It's like stealing one of my children."

Cattle-stop to go from tight corner

The cattle-stop near the top of the Crown Range road between Wanaka and Queenstown is likely to disappear when the road is upgraded next summer.

Liquor ban plan for Wanaka foreshore

Liquor ban plan for Wanaka foreshore

People who might enjoy a late-evening drink along Lake Wanaka's foreshore will be out of luck if a police proposal gets the backing of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.