Mark Price

Lay the fibre yourself, user group head says

Farmers and rural communities should consider taking a DIY approach to getting ultra-fast broadband to their homes and businesses, according to Telecommunications Users' Association of New Zealand chief executive Paul Brislen.

Museum keen on engine

The Harvard plane engine lying in a mountain stream near Wanaka could end up in the Wanaka Warbirds and Wheels Museum.

Concerned over lack of cellphone coverage

Concerned over lack of cellphone coverage

Cromwell tow truck operators have added their voices to a call for cellphone services along the Lindis Pass Alpine Highway between Tarras and Omarama.

Jump in Chinese visitors expected

Jump in Chinese visitors expected

More Chinese tourists on snowboards in search of ''brag value'' is being held up as a prospect for the Lake Wanaka region this winter.

Library manager may have lost her job

Library manager may have lost her job

Wanaka library manager Sue Gwilliam is understood to be one of those out of a job as the result of a Queenstown Lakes District Council staff restructuring.

The quiet hills - where your cellphone won't work

The quiet hills - where your cellphone won't work

When your car slides into a ditch on the Lindis Pass, who do you call? The answer is no-one, simply because the pass is in the middle of a 57km cellphone ''black hole''. Mark Price reports on the conundrum of a cellphone network designed for profit, rather than road safety.

Out for Art Deco but car stays home

Out for Art Deco but car stays home

Driving to the movies on a 1930s winter night was not all about wrapping up in fur coats and feathers.

Residential lot project application 'test case'

An application to develop 35 residential lots on 300ha of farmland between Wanaka Airport and the Clutha River was described as a ''test case'', at a Queenstown Lakes District Council resource consent hearing in Wanaka yesterday.

Airport committee concerns addressed

The developers of a new subdivision near Wanaka Airport seem to have been cleared for takeoff as far as the Wanaka Airport Management Committee is concerned.

New prospectus from water company today

New prospectus from water company today

Hopes irrigation water from the Clutha River would begin flowing to 6000ha of land in the Tarras area by October have receded by a month.