An outdoor concert is planned as part of the upcoming
inaugural New Zealand Rural Games, being held in Queenstown
over Waitangi Weekend.
A search and rescue operation is underway near Queenstown
after a German tourist failed to return a locator beacon by
his "panic date".
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says she is ''very
much'' supportive of information-sharing between rental car
companies in the resort, an initiative she described as a
Dangerous tourist drivers whose rental vehicle contracts have
been cancelled will be blacklisted in a Queenstown trial to
prevent them from getting back behind the wheel.
Queenstown police abandoned a pursuit in the resort this
morning when a vehicle they attempted to stop reached speeds
of 140kmh along Frankton Rd.
A 34-year-old Chinese man who crossed the centre line several
times has been charged with dangerous driving and is expected
to appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.
A businesswoman's initiative, which could address some
freedom camping issues, might be stymied in the Queenstown
An ANZ Queenstown branch received one of its largest
''deposits'' yesterday afternoon when a rental car crashed
through one of its windows.
A second Aussie rules team is due to arrive in Queenstown
later this month for a training camp which will be ''as much
about the head as it is the body''.
An industrial site near central Queenstown, with consent for
an urban-industrial business precinct, is still on the
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