Mark Price

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.

Taking up the challenge

Taking up the challenge

Challenge Wanaka's new race director is Bill Roxburgh, of Cromwell.

Car parks an issue for trust

The discovery of a 28-year-old building permit requiring 20 "on-site'' car parks at the St Columba Anglican Church site in McDougall St appears to have thrown a spanner in the works of the Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust's plans to build on the land.

Electric car club keen to grow

Electric car club keen to grow

Former fighter pilot Morgan Knoesen has turned over a new leaf.

Watersports hearing to begin with site visit

The resource consent hearing of controversial plans to build a watersports facility on the edge of Lake Wanaka is due to begin this morning.

Housing attempt falls short

Housing attempt falls short

Peter Southwick is a property developer who set out two years ago to build nine "affordable'' homes in Wanaka and, by his own admission, "failed miserably''. Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price spoke to Mr Southwick this week about what he thinks went wrong.

Group criticises watersports grant

Group criticises watersports grant

The group opposed to the watersports facility proposed for the edge of Lake Wanaka has taken to task the Central Lakes Trust for providing the project with a $40,000 grant.

Fears tiles have been forgotten

Fears tiles have been forgotten

Plazas, promenades, piers and gardens ... but what about the millennium tiles?