Despite a long-held desire to create an international event
in the New Zealand Open, next year's tournament will have a
distinctly local feel.
Prime Minister John Key says Queenstown has a strong argument
for introducing a bed tax, despite Treasury hating the idea.
Unicorns, puppies, ponies and robot dogs have been high on
the list of requests put to Santa Claus at his newly-opened
grotto in Wanaka.
A woman is facing charges after two dogs mauled a Queenstown
toddler last month.
American singing superstar Katy Perry was believed to be
taking a break from her world tour in Queenstown yesterday.
Government Minister Paula Bennett will visit Queenstown early
next year to look at how the resort's immigration service can
be streamlined and made more responsive to employers' needs.
Police have been asked to monitor alcohol-related crime and
disorder in the Queenstown Lakes district to give more weight
to future reviews of the Alcohol Ban Bylaw.
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