Private jet passengers injected more than $7 million into the
Queenstown economy last year, with some spending about
$10,000 a day.
A shortage of aged care services in Wanaka is driving elderly
residents out of town and a new facility to meet increasing
demand is still 18 months away from opening.
Private jets have been turned away or asked to ''drop and
go'' at Queenstown Airport after a temporary terminal hit
capacity only seven months after being built.
The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on
the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was
''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior
constable Ian Henderson.
roading project costing millions of dollars and designed to
alleviate congestion and improve safety near Queenstown has
begun and is expected to be largely completed by winter.
A French tourist at a loss to explain why he stole more than
$1500 of items from Wanaka businesses described it as ''his
day of madness''.
Four men were lucky they did not add to the national drowning
statistics on Sunday after they floated several kilometres
down the Kawarau River on inflatable airbeds.
Apart-time labourer yesterday admitted charges under
the Misuse of Drugs Act relating to drug-dealing activity
involving Wakatipu High School pupils when he appeared before
Judge Christina Cook in the Queenstown District Court.
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