Mark Price

Hundreds keen to gather with 'Geezers'

Hundreds keen to gather with 'Geezers'

Three hundred people have stumped up $315 each to attend next Thursday's ''Gathering of Geezers'' charity dinner at Wanaka's Warbirds and Wheels Museum.

Reading to dogs practice for pupils

Some Wanaka Primary School children will be practising their reading skills on dogs today.

Frost-fighting trial for hot-air machine

Frost-fighting trial for hot-air machine

A giant hot-air blower designed to lay a warm blanket of air over crops during frosty weather is being trialled near Mt Pisa, north of Cromwell.

Camp buildings burned for training

Camp buildings burned for training

It is not often firefighters get to choose when and where they fight a fire.

Businesses reminded of flood risk

Businesses reminded of flood risk

The last time Lake Wanaka flooded the town's CBD, in 1999, an El Nino weather pattern had earlier brought a major drought to Otago.

Safe water plan endorsed

The Wanaka Community Board has endorsed a Queenstown Lakes District Council water safety plan for Wanaka Airport's water supply.

Lakeview takes the long view

Lakeview takes the long view

With 25 new toilets and 25 new showers available, campers at the Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park are unlikely to be queuing much in the summer of 2016-17, and beyond.

Washed up laundry agitates businesses

Washed up laundry agitates businesses

A Cromwell laundry business put in long hours over Labour Weekend after coming to the rescue of Wanaka hotels, motels and rest homes hit by the closure of the town's only commercial laundry.

Back country hut damaged by armed vandals

Back country hut damaged by armed vandals

Three young men in camouflage clothing and carrying firearms may hold the key to identifying who damaged a hut on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona.

Q&A: Lyal Cocks

Q&A: Lyal Cocks

A year out from the next local body elections, Queenstown Lakes District deputy mayor Lyal Cocks says he plans to run for the top job - which would make him probably Queenstown's first mayor domiciled in Wanaka. Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price put a series of questions to Mr Cocks this week.