Mark Price

Clashing views over proposed upgrade

Clashing views over proposed upgrade

Should the future ''town heart'' of Balclutha be based around Elizabeth St or John St, or both?That looks likely to be the central point for debate at a public submission hearing in the town this afternoon.

Patrol group drone use would be 'over the line'

The new Wanaka Community Patrol due to start up tomorrow will not be deploying a drone.

Cashless community patrol draws on its own resources

Cashless community patrol draws on its own resources

The Wanaka Community Patrol might not yet have a dedicated car or funding for fuel, but it does have 20 keen volunteers, various radios and phones, a Soviet-era night-vision device and use of a drone.

Dinner for 90 at the 19th hole marks 60 years for golf club

Sixty years of bogeys, birdies, pars and eagles will be recalled at Tarras this weekend.

Farm scrutiny increasing

Otago farmers have been given the message this week that their farming operations will come under increasing scrutiny as a result of the Otago Regional Council's new water plan.

Contact land sale nearly complete

Contact land sale nearly complete

The disposal of Contact Energy's land holdings in the Upper Clutha is ''largely complete'', according to to the company's trading, development and geothermal resources project manager Neil Gillespie.

Dairying water quality concern spurs trust idea

Dairying water quality concern spurs trust idea

A group of Upper Clutha residents concerned about the effects of dairying on water quality in the area's waterways is considering setting up a trust to enable better monitoring.

Museum giving dolls free rein

Museum giving dolls free rein

At the moment, it is all in the minds of Jason Rhodes and his mother, Lyn, of Wanaka's National Transport and Toy Museum, but in 18 months most of it should be a reality.

Haast-Hollyford road line legal status 'never been clear'

The debate over the legal status of the Haast-Hollyford road line appears to have reached an impasse.

'Godzone' team race

Another major multisport event is being added to a crowded Wanaka summer calendar.