Mark Price

Complaint laid against officer

Wanaka police say they are investigating a driving complaint made against a Lakes Environmental animal control officer and that other matters have been referred to the officer's employer.

Jackson Bay plan soon

The first stage of a plan on how the tiny Westland settlement of Jackson Bay should be developed is expected to be completed within the next month.

Manager named

Manager named

Former Radio Wanaka owner Ed Taylor has been appointed general manager of Warbirds Over Wanaka.

Trespass notices may be served on wharf users

Some commercial fishermen at the West Coast fishing port of Jackson Bay have been warned they could be trespassed from using the bay's "rickety" wharf.

Work on slip hill continues

Work on slip hill continues

It is likely to be next week before trucks begin to clear the slip blocking one lane of State Highway 6 south of Makarora.

Property developer advocates patience

Property developer advocates patience

"Patience" is what is required for property developers, according to Delta's joint venture partner in Luggate Park, Jim Boult.

Snow returns to skifields with bang, in a flash

Snow returns to skifields with bang, in a flash

Forked lightning and booming claps of thunder at the weekend woke many Wanaka residents and disrupted skifields, shutting one and stopping lifts at another.

Sections were 'handed over' to settle debts

Sections were 'handed over' to settle debts

Retired Wanaka Presbyterian minister the Rev Catherine Little has deepened the mystery over the ownership of several "abandoned" sections at Cardrona that once belonged to Chinese miners.

SAR helicopter plan welcomed

SAR helicopter plan welcomed

Wanaka police are expecting more rapid response times under new helicopter search and rescue arrangements announced last month for the Southern Lakes region.

If you're lost, hurt or waiting to be rescued, let there be light

If you're lost, hurt  or waiting to be rescued, let there be light

"Take a light."

That is the prime piece of advice offered to trampers, hunters and mountaineers by the man soon to be in charge of searching for those who get lost or injured in the Southern Lakes region.