Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Dutch snowboarder Coen van Rosmalen (24), who died after being struck by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend, had a strong effect on everyone he met in his short time in the resort, a friend said yesterday.

No bail for chef on five driving charges

A 28-year-old Arrowtown chef was remanded in custody by justice of the peace Joy McDonald in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.

Police checking sequence in fatality

Police checking sequence in fatality

A dutchman hit and killed by a taxi in Wanaka on Sunday was not ''staggering drunk'' and may have been on the road because of a ''prior event'', police say.

Timely boost for the skifields

Timely boost for the skifields

After warm weather and record-setting sunshine hours for Queenstown last month, snow fell again at the resort's skifields yesterday.

Words and music bring lazy panda to life

Words and music bring lazy panda to life

A Craig Smith book comes into being when a song and a story come together.

In it for the long run

In it for the long run

An Australian couple made history in Queenstown when they celebrated their wedding with a snowboard run down the Remarkables.

Part of track to shut for upgrade

A section of the Frankton Track will be closed for about a fortnight from Monday while the surface is upgraded.

Ruling employee unjustifiably dismissed

Hot chips got a bar manager into hot water with the Employment Relations Authority, which has ruled the company behind The Lodge Glenorchy to pay a former employee more than $8000.

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