Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

Ombudsman slates Doc park decision

A decision by Doc to allow a 66% increase in overnight guided walkers daily on the Routeburn Track ''drives a horse and carriage through'' the Mt Aspiring National Park Plan.

Airport gears up for busy summer

Airport gears up for busy summer

Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.

Mountain biker seriously hurt

Mountain biker seriously hurt

An English tourist was fighting for his life last night, after a mountain bike crash near Queenstown.

Fracas at police station

A 23-year-old man will appear in court today after allegedly headbutting another man at the Queenstown police station.

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Amended rental vehicle agreement forms; increased communication between rental car companies; a website dedicated to driving in New Zealand; and a nationwide roll-out of steering wheel tags are among measures to help keep drivers safe.

Backs of buses to promote safe driving messages

Drivers visiting over the summer period who end up behind local buses in Queenstown will be able to read some driving tips, courtesy of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Housekeeper calls time on 25 years

Housekeeper calls time on 25 years

June Reidie knows a thing or two about cleaning.

Casino monitoring review

The Gambling Commission has turned down an application by SkyCity to allow it to monitor its two Queenstown casinos remotely from Auckland.

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