Mark Price

Truckers answer milk 'mayday'

Truckers answer milk 'mayday'

Transport and milk companies in the South have been mucking in to ensure West Coast milk does not go to waste and tankers have even been crossing Haast Pass.

Maier up for Challenge

Maier up for Challenge

On January 19, Wanaka triathlete Simone Maier will head down to the lake for a 3.8km swim; will follow that up with a 180km bike ride and then run 42.2km.

'Conservation Rambo's' request comes with catch

'Conservation Rambo's' request comes with catch

The Croydon Aircraft Company, in Mandeville, near Gore, has been asked by a ''conservation Rambo'' in Zimbabwe to build two microlight aircraft for use detecting rhinoceros poachers.

Tennis: Race to get US players on court

After more than 13 hours in the air, six members of an American college tennis team will have just minutes to warm up for their first matches in the Wanaka Open today.

Midsummer snow brings tourists out to play

Midsummer snow brings tourists out to play

Snow stopped tourists in their tracks on the Crown Range between Wanaka and Queenstown yesterday morning.

Washout puts travel into chaos

Washout puts travel into chaos

''Panic and confusion'' was how a bus driver who arrived in Wanaka from the West Coast yesterday afternoon summed up the mood of tourists affected by the washed out Wanganui River bridge at Harihari, south of Hokitika.

Pedalling powers fundraising

Pedalling powers fundraising

Rainy weather did not seem to bother Shaya Laughlin (17), of Cairns, and Jeremy Basset (19), of Geneva, as they headed for the Crown Range on their way to Queenstown on New Year's Day. The pair left Cape Reinga on November 28 and plan to be in Bluff by January 10, raising money as they go for the Sir Peter Blake Trust in New Zealand and Save Our Sea Turtles in Cairns.

Muddy good time at rodeo

Muddy good time at rodeo

In the lead-up to yesterday's 50th anniversary Wanaka Rodeo, organisers had been concerned there might be a dust problem.

Road closure alert slow in coming

Road closure alert slow in coming

Tourists on the way to the West Coast from the Southern Lakes District were only gradually learning yesterday they would be unable to proceed past the washed-out Wanganui River bridge at Harihari, south of Hokitika.

Opinions split on new tourist road

Opinions split on new tourist road

The Westland District Council's property company says it has a ''memorandum of understanding'' with overseas financiers to build a $220 million road between Haast and Hollyford. Mark Price went to Jackson Bay to find out whether such a road would be welcomed.