Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

'Gobsmacked' at audit rush

'Gobsmacked' at audit rush

A Queenstown adventure activity operator is ''gobsmacked'' by how few businesses have registered with WorkSafe NZ before of a November 1 deadline.

Twin districts emergency role

Twin districts emergency role

The employment of Northland Regional Council's Trevor Andrews as emergency management officer for Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes areas is the first time the role has been combined for the regions.

Too many book sales never enough

Too many book sales never enough

Thirty years of convening the country's largest book sale, the Star Regent 24-hour Book Sale, in Dunedin, wasn't enough for Doug Lovell (left), pictured with committee members Pam Brown and Peter Harridge.

Wanaka woman takes top honour at design awards

Wanaka woman takes top honour at design awards

A young Wanaka woman won the supreme senior award at last night's Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Awards in Auckland.

Principal satisfied with leader's actions

Principal satisfied with leader's actions

A Southland high school principal has expressed ''absolute confidence'' in the leader of a tramping party after a pupil went missing in the Greenstone and Caples Valleys north of Queenstown this week.

'Difficult' law likely to change

The Alcohol and Regulatory Licensing Authority has suggested some amendments to ''one of the most horrendously difficult pieces of legislation'' a judge had ''ever seen''.

Trees near resort to die

Plans are afoot to stop wilding pines advancing further to the West Coast, which will involve a $1.4 million project in Queenstown this summer, focusing on Ben Lomond.

Police seek suspension of certificate

Police have applied to have the certificate of a general manager who sold alcohol to two teenagers last year suspended.

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