Mark Price

Red-letter day for bridge in October

Red-letter day for bridge in October

The Red Bridge - an Upper Clutha landmark near Luggate - has its centenary this year, and to begin celebrations it features in a newly published children's book.

Station closure ends public road access

Hunter Valley Station pastoral leaseholders Taff and Pene Cochrane have shut the gate on controversial Meads Rd running through their Lake Hawea property, ending public road access to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site.

2 year consents extension for subdivision

Wanaka property developer Allan Dippie has been given two years in which to make ''substantial progress'' on the subdivision of his newly acquired Luggate Park property.

60 minis in 'Goodbye Pork Pie' re-run

60 minis in 'Goodbye Pork Pie' re-run

Sixty Minis will leave Alexandra this morning on the last leg of their Kaitaia to Invercargill rerun of the classic New Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie.

Defiant retailers may yet be prosecuted

Wanaka retailers who opened illegally over Easter are being kept on tenterhooks over whether they will be prosecuted.

Vintage Fords admired

Vintage Fords admired

More than 130 of the country's best kept Model A Ford cars lined up for public inspection in Wanaka yesterday.

Wanaka retailers flout law

Wanaka retailers flout law

Most Wanaka retailers ignored the law and opened their doors to customers yesterday, despite the risk of a fine.

Defiant Wanaka retailers open for business

Defiant Wanaka retailers open for business

A "Closed" sign on Wanaka shop Gallery Thirty Three is an unusual sight in Wanaka today, as most retailers defy the law and open for business on Good Friday. 

Retailers plan to defy trading laws

Retailers plan to defy trading laws

Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment might find themselves with an enforcement bonanza if they visit Wanaka over Easter.

Finally, the balloon goes up

Finally, the balloon goes up

Budgets permitting, the Nasa balloon team will be back in Wanaka next year.