Mark Price

Behind the wire

Behind the wire

John van Beek, of Wire Art, Tekapo, sets up one of his rusty wire balls in fine, calm weather at the Wanaka A&P Show yesterday afternoon. Mr van Beek and his wife Lynda attend about six shows a year with a trailer load of rural art.

Parking again up for debate

The demand for on-street parking in a residential part of Wanaka is again up for debate at a resource consent hearing.

‘Damaging gusts’ of wind forecast

‘Damaging gusts’ of wind forecast

The Wanaka A&P Show's tent city was rising rapidly in hot, calm conditions yesterday, ahead of a forecast change to severe northwest gales early today.

Safe calls on public to boycott rodeo

The public is being called on to boycott the Wanaka Rodeo this weekend.

Ex-trackstar stealing the show

Ex-trackstar stealing the show

If things had gone differently, former racehorse Volronomo might have been pet roll by now.

Banning au pair 'pretty harsh', Key says

Banning au pair 'pretty harsh', Key says

Prime Minister John Key says the treatment of a French au pair jailed overnight and deported after travelling to Queenstown with an Australian family on holiday was ‘‘heavy handed''.

Drivers questioned

Tourists using New Zealand roads are having their say on driving conditions they encounter here.

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported

Au pair on holiday locked up, deported An Australian couple are ''disgusted'' their 18-year-old French au pair was locked in a Queenstown police cell overnight then deported by immigration officials concerned she might babysit the couple's children.

Claim views adversely affected by power lines

Claim views adversely affected by power lines

A resident of one of Wanaka's more established suburbs believes the view from his house and those of his neighbours are suffering because of electricity infrastructure serving new subdivisions.

Hopes flax chair will impress Paris

Hopes flax chair will impress Paris

A Wanaka design-tech start-up will unveil a chair made from flax at an international trade show in Paris next week.