Mark Price

'Godzone' team race

Another major multisport event is being added to a crowded Wanaka summer calendar.

Big names behind new multisport event

Big names behind new multisport event

Another international multisport event is being planned for the Wanaka area - and it has some big names behind it.

Treble Cone skifield commitment reaffirmed

Majority shareholder in Wanaka's Treble Cone skifield John Darby this week reaffirmed his commitment to the business, despite standing down from the skifield company's board.

Fine day for 'magic carpet' ride

Fine day for 'magic carpet' ride

It could have been spring at Cardrona Alpine Resort yesterday as the skifield opened for the season in bright sunshine and warm temperatures.

Council's Lakeview plan called 'lame duck'

Expect a big debate about convention centres at next Thursday's meeting of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Skiers in lap of weather gods

Whatever the weather delivered last night will have a major bearing on whether the Cardrona Alpine Resort turns on its chairlifts for skiers tomorrow.

Plethora of suggestions on lake shore

Plethora of suggestions on lake shore

The Lake Wanaka foreshore should be smoke-free, have more native plants and animals, a boardwalk, a band rotunda, more freedom camping areas and more, or some say less, commercial development.

Controversy on the waterfront

Controversy on the waterfront

The shores of Lake Wanaka are regularly in the limelight, as one of those places sure to have tourists reaching for their cameras. But, as Mark Price reports, the lakeshore is under more scrutiny than usual, as debate builds over what should or should not be added to the view.

Mountain biking: Greene building up to world champs

Mountain biking: Greene building up to world champs

Short, cold days; long, cold nights - winter conditions in Queenstown are perfect for mountain biker Erin Greene (32).

Mentally unfit man still in cell

A Wanaka man found to be mentally unfit to plead to charges in the Queenstown District Court a week ago is still ''languishing'' in a remand cell in Invercargill Prison, despite recommendations he be sent to Dunedin's Wakari psychiatric hospital.