Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Black ice catches out drivers

Black ice catches out drivers

Black ice after a ''late freeze'' caused several crashes in the Queenstown Lakes region yesterday.

Doc to fund work on hut

Doc to fund work on hut

The Aspiring hut in Mt Aspiring National Park has joined the list of buildings in need of earthquake-strengthening work.

Enforcement needed, not more rules, panel told

Better enforcement of the existing Queenstown Lakes dog control bylaw would negate the need for a stricter regime, dog-owners told a hearings panel in Wanaka yesterday.

Claim and counterclaim in assault case

Differing accounts of an alleged assault were presented in the Queenstown District Court yesterday during a judge-alone trial before Judge Michael Turner, adjourned last night.

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

'Bored' banker jailed for $400,000 theft

A Queenstown banker fought back tears as she was sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from her employer.

Wrong men fingered in assault probe

Wrong men fingered in assault probe

Police fingered the wrong men in their investigation of a serious assault in Queenstown last week.

Consortiums shortlisted for building schools

Two public-private consortiums have been shortlisted to construct four schools in New Zealand worth more than $200 million in total, including the new Wakatipu High School.

$5m to make most of 'Hobbit' effect

$5m to make most of 'Hobbit' effect

Tourism New Zealand is spending an extra $5 million to capitalise on Tolkien tourism.

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