Mark Price

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.

Film of recovery of Everest body

Film of recovery of Everest body

The names of two Upper Clutha climbers have been linked with a plan to recover the body of an American climber that has lain in the ''death zone'' on Mt Everest for 18 years.

Race to the Sky could return

Race to the Sky could return

The once highly popular Cardrona Valley international Race to the Sky might be revived after a seven-year hiatus.