Mark Price

Fine-retrieval approach hooks prey

The Otago Fish and Game Council has found a way to make rental car companies take notice when there are problems getting tourists to pay fines for illegal fishing.

Rental company happy to talk

Rental company happy to talk

The country's biggest ''second tier'' campervan company, Jucy Rentals, says it would welcome discussions with the Queenstown Lakes District Council over tourists failing to pay their fines for illegal camping.

Tourists dodging $200 fine

Tourists dodging $200 fine

Hundreds of overseas tourists caught freedom camping illegally in the Queenstown Lakes area are leaving the country without paying the $200 fine.

Taking steps over low-paid jobs

Taking steps over low-paid jobs

Chris Horan (74), of Lake Hawea, has taken to the streets of Wanaka to make his point about low-paid jobs.

Dusty back roads beckon

Dusty back roads beckon

Motorists using the dusty back roads of the Upper Clutha at Easter beware.

Aurora finds new site for substation

Aurora finds new site for substation

Electricity distribution company Aurora Energy has found a new site for its proposed Hawea Flat substation.

Skifields jockeying to stitch up slopes

There's no business like snow business for apres-ski season speculation, and as Otago Daily Times Wanaka bureau chief Mark Price reports, this year has begun with a blizzard of ideas about what's going on in the Cardrona Valley.

Tea bag research brewing

Tea bag research brewing

An Otago scientist has buried more than 800 Lipton tea bags on a mountainside near Wanaka to help her study climate change.

'Chitty' to go on display at museum

'Chitty' to go on display at museum

''Oh, you pretty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you.''

Skifield plans to open longer

Skifield plans to open longer

The Cardrona Ski Resort is looking ahead to an extra-long winter thanks to $2 million worth of new equipment.