Mark Price

Heated debate on road

Five crashes in six weeks on the gravel section of Ballantyne Rd led to a brief, fiery exchange during the public forum section of yesterday's Wanaka Community Board meeting.

Watersports building proposal to be tweaked

Some ‘‘minor'' changes are to be made to the proposal for a watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore before a resource consent hearing on February 29.

Decline consent, planner advises

Decline consent, planner advises

Queenstown Lakes District Council planner is recommending resource consent for the proposed watersports facility on the Lake Wanaka foreshore be refused.

Church link a reason for opposition

Church link a reason for opposition

Wanaka's Community Networks social services organisation needs premises that are not associated with a church.

Stance stuns community house proponent

Stance stuns community house proponent

"Gobsmacked'' was how Dame Sukhi Turner yesterday described her reaction to the decision of one of the main players in the proposed community house to oppose the project.

Power back but road still closed

Power back but road still closed

The road to Jackson Bay is likely to remain closed to the general public for another two to three weeks.

Slip headache for tourist operators

Slip headache for tourist operators

A major slip on the only road to Jackson Bay in South Westland is causing headaches for tourist operators.

Weed control areas

Clearing the invasive aquatic weed lagarosiphon from Glendhu and Paddock Bays is the major focus of a new plan developed by the Lake Wanaka lagarosiphon management committee.

Trio conquer Aspiring's northwest face

Trio conquer Aspiring's northwest face

Three Queenstown climbers have conquered the northwest face of Mt Aspiring (3033m) for the first time.

Public access to land 'far from ideal'

Public access to land 'far from ideal'

The owners of Lowburn Station say maintaining the balance between farming and allowing the public access to their land has not been easy.