Mark Price

New mapping pilot will keep feet firmly on the ground

New mapping pilot will keep feet firmly on the ground

Who would have thought flying model aircraft might one day be a job? But by the end of this month, one of 20 Otago applicants for just such a job will be starting work.

Tajima to return, sans petrol maybe

Tajima to return, sans petrol maybe

The eight-time winner of the Race to the Sky hill climb at Cardrona just might compete next April in a car running on electricity rather than petrol.

Skate park extension to begin soon

A start is due in about a month on the long-awaited extension to Wanaka's skateboard park on Pembroke Park.

King of the posties retires after 40 years

King of the posties retires after 40 years

After 40 years delivering the mail in Wanaka, postie Edwin King has hung up his bag for the last time.

Substation paint, screening revisited

Aurora Energy is offering an improved landscaping plan and less reflective paint for an electricity substation it wants to build near the Hawea Whitewater Park in Camphill Rd, Hawea Flat.

Conservation group aims to build unity

Conservation group aims to build unity

A task force has been set up in Wanaka to create more co-ordination and collaboration between the dozens of groups each working on their own conservation projects.

Plan change decision put off

The Westland District Council has given itself two more years to decide what course of action to take over the earthquake fault line running through the township of Franz Josef.

Doc to fund work on hut

Doc to fund work on hut

The Aspiring hut in Mt Aspiring National Park has joined the list of buildings in need of earthquake-strengthening work.

New dog control bylaw 'clarifications' issued

Just to clarify: it will still be permissible under the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed new dog control bylaw and policy to let Rover off his leash to fetch a stick from Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu.

Pushing the boundaries

Pushing the boundaries This week Wanaka was set on an expansion path unlikely to be matched by any other town in Otago in the near future, except possibly Queenstown. Mark Price speaks to four Wanaka residents with a place in the town's past and a stake in its future.