Mark Price

Push to free up Easter trading

Push to free up Easter trading

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is changing tack in her bid to allow commercial trading at Easter in tourist towns like Wanaka.

No Wanaka complaints

No Wanaka complaints

Most Wanaka shops traded over Easter in breach of the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990, but no-one has complained.

New fire station plans announced

New fire station plans announced

First it was the police, then it was Land Search and Rescue and now it is the turn of the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Exhilarating displays as weather bullet dodged

Exhilarating displays as weather bullet dodged

At 7am on day one of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, Jurgis Kairys and his aerobatics plane were in Blenheim.

Jet-racer says he'll be back

Jet-racer says he'll be back

New Zealand has not seen the last of round-the-pylons jet racing, says John ''Johnny Rocket'' Kokshoorn.

Getting the show off the ground

Getting the show off the ground

"We'd be putting up fences, and filling in rabbit holes, and putting up tents, and filling in rabbit holes, and putting up signs and filling in rabbit holes ...''

Jets the showstoppers at Warbirds

Jets the showstoppers at Warbirds

The Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has signalled it is moving firmly into the jet age.

No weather worries for Warbirds

No weather worries for Warbirds

Contrary to rumours, today's Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow has not been cancelled because of bad weather.

Show jets test the air

 Show jets test the air

Just in case anyone had forgotten the biggest warbirds airshow in the southern hemisphere starts on Saturday, six racing jet aircraft flew low, slow and quietly over Wanaka's lake frontage yesterday afternoon.

Wanaka community patrol gearing up

Wanaka camera shop owner Steve Worley (left) has been chosen as chairman of the town's newly-formed community patrol group.