Mark Price

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Quake rocks and rumbles across South

Emergency crews trying to extract a man trapped inside his overturned four-wheel-drive looked up for a second and then got on with the job.

Tramper washed off the track

Tramper washed off the track

The day 20-year-old American student Allison ''Ally'' Willen died - Anzac Day - she was making her way, alone, through flood water covering a section of the Young Valley walking track.

Grebes leave for winter

One of Lake Wanaka's top, free tourist attractions has left for the winter.

Support for pontoon to be used as a jetty

Support for pontoon to be used as a jetty

Lake Wanaka boat users, both private and commercial, could well have a new jetty available to them by next summer.

Confident of Nasa return after balloon brought down

Confident of Nasa return after balloon brought down

Wanaka Airport manager Ralph Fegan has every confidence Nasa will be back.

Stolen locator beacon sparks search

The theft of an emergency locator beacon from an Albert Town camping ground led to two wasted helicopter flights by search and rescue personnel late on Tuesday night.

Idea of second hand pontoon on lake floated

A floating pontoon jetty for the use of private and commercial boat operators is being considered for Lake Wanaka.

No further trace of student

A helicopter search of the Young River in the Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday failed to find a 20-year-old American tramper missing since Saturday.

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

Case of the missing Culloden tartan

This is the tale of an ancient tartan cloth gone missing. It is set in a 500-year-old Scottish castle, and the players include a Scottish Lord, an elderly maiden aunt and Robyn MacIntosh-Handtschoewercker, of Cardrona. The action is said to have begun at the battle of Culloden, Scotland, 270 years ago. Mark Price reports.

Falklands service

A small contingent of New Zealanders and Australians, including Wanaka helicopter pilot Peter Garden, will attend an Anzac service at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands tomorrow.