Mark Price

Contact not willing to give Upper Clutha land to Doc

Contact not willing to give Upper Clutha land to Doc

Contact Energy has ruled out giving more than 100ha of land along the Clutha River to the Department of Conservation.

White Elephant looking for takers

White Elephant looking for takers

It was back in the mid-1950s. Two Dunedin men were seated side-by-side in a National Airways Corporation DC3 heading home from Wellington to Dunedin.

Contest was a cliffhanger

Contest was a cliffhanger

Sixty of the country's best sport climbers competed in the second round of the three-round Climbing New Zealand National Cup series in Wanaka at the weekend.

Call to charge tourists to see sights

Call to charge tourists to see sights

The more sparsely populated parts of the South are always on the lookout for ways to share the cost of maintaining remote parts of their public infrastructure. The ''user-should-pay'' model is often talked of as a way of lessening the ratepayer burden and, as Mark Price reports, that idea has again bubbled to the surface.

Visitors paying their way

Visitors paying their way

The Cathedral Caves in the Catlins are an example of where tourists pay to maintain infrastructure.

Claim 431 Vineyard sold

Another Central Otago vineyard has been taken over by overseas interests.

Skifield book to be launched in winter

A short press release from the board of the Treble Cone Skifield yesterday afternoon appears to have headed off a stoush over the distribution of a book on the skifield's history.

No sprint to Invercargill for Mini ad actor

No sprint to Invercargill for Mini ad actor

A mad dash to Invercargill is not on the cards for 23-year-old Vincent Blake Chilton when he finally gets his hands on the steering wheel of a Mini next month.

Doc to count rodents

Doc to count rodents

The Department of Conservation begins counting the number of rats and mice in the Mount Aspiring National Park this week, as part of the Battle for our Birds campaign.

'Totally unsafe load' attracts officer's attention

'Totally unsafe load' attracts officer's attention

Too long, too wide, too heavy, too badly lit, too poorly secured.