Mark Price

Poets not averse to listening to words

Poets not averse to listening to words

''My advice to anyone would be to give up poetry and get a regular job''.

Top prize to Temuka artist

Top prize to Temuka artist

Temuka artist Bronwyn Shimmin won the $5000 Aspiring Art prize at a gala evening in Wanaka last night.

Apartment complex for Lakeside Dr

Apartment complex for Lakeside Dr

Plans have been revived for a multimillion-dollar development overlooking Roys Bay, Lake Wanaka.

Extra effort for coverage

Extra effort for coverage

On a normal Wanaka day, Telecom's mobile phone system handles 25,000 text messages.

Booze creates busy start to police year

Booze creates busy start to police year

The first week of the new year in Wanaka has seen 16 arrests by police, with alcohol consumption being the main factor in 90% of cases.

Wheely wet

Wheely wet

A cycle tourist the Otago Daily Times spoke to on his way south past Lake Hawea yesterday thought he might have had better luck back home in the German winter.

Kayak race postponed in 'hard' call

For the second year running, the weather has disrupted the 261km Wild Descent kayak race down the Clutha River from Albert Town, Wanaka, to Molyneux Bay, near Balclutha.

Pinot producers backing Burgundy

Pinot producers backing Burgundy

Central Otago pinot noir winegrowers are lending colleagues in the Burgundy region of France a hand to lobby the New Zealand Government.

Time taken to fix sign irks owner

Time taken to fix sign irks owner

A Wanaka holiday park owner yesterday blasted the Queenstown Lakes District Council over the time it took to fix a felled signpost.

Hand-built racer comes to museum

Hand-built racer comes to museum

Some regard Ralph Watson as Auckland's answer to Southland's Burt Munro.