Mark Price

Safe water plan endorsed

The Wanaka Community Board has endorsed a Queenstown Lakes District Council water safety plan for Wanaka Airport's water supply.

Lakeview takes the long view

Lakeview takes the long view

With 25 new toilets and 25 new showers available, campers at the Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park are unlikely to be queuing much in the summer of 2016-17, and beyond.

Washed up laundry agitates businesses

Washed up laundry agitates businesses

A Cromwell laundry business put in long hours over Labour Weekend after coming to the rescue of Wanaka hotels, motels and rest homes hit by the closure of the town's only commercial laundry.

Back country hut damaged by armed vandals

Back country hut damaged by armed vandals

Three young men in camouflage clothing and carrying firearms may hold the key to identifying who damaged a hut on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona.

Q&A: Lyal Cocks

Q&A: Lyal Cocks

A year out from the next local body elections, Queenstown Lakes District deputy mayor Lyal Cocks says he plans to run for the top job - which would make him probably Queenstown's first mayor domiciled in Wanaka. Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price put a series of questions to Mr Cocks this week.

Passive house warmer than extra jersey

Passive house warmer than extra jersey

The temperature in every room is 20degC all day, all night and all year.

Joint bid to control pests along river

Joint bid to control pests along river

Pests along the entire 30km of the West Matukituki River catchment, near Wanaka, are to be targeted in a concerted control programme.

Public access plan welcomed by most

The dairy farmers, the fishermen, the mountain bikers and the local body politicians were unanimous, at a Wanaka Community Board meeting yesterday, in their enthusiasm for a deal changing the location of public roads within land owned by the big Devon Dairies Ltd operation at Hawea Flat.

Wanaka sections snapped up

Wanaka sections snapped up

The availability of cheaper sections in Wanaka is drying up rapidly.

Abuse proves too much

Abuse proves too much

Wanaka's sole parking/animal control officer Ryan Holloway has resigned after just a year, citing the abuse he got as part of the reason.