Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Wanaka shops 'easy' target - tourist

 Wanaka shops 'easy' target - tourist

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''.

Quartet faces life jacket fines

Quartet faces life jacket fines

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.

Drugs charges admitted; discharge sought

Drugs charges admitted; discharge sought

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.

New citizens welcomed

New citizens welcomed

Nineteen people became New Zealand citizens in Queenstown on Friday during the first citizenship ceremony for 2015.

Operators in conflict

Strained relations between two Queenstown tourism operators came under the spotlight in the Environment Court yesterday.

Collection a success

A rubbish collection trial in the Queenstown CBD has been hailed a success, with just one business fined for ''repeatedly flouting the new system''.

Marina opinion rejected

A commissioner chairing a hearing into resource consent for a $10 million, 195-berth marina on Lake Wakatipu has rejected a resolution from the Queenstown Lakes District Council backing the proposal.

Splashdown

Splashdown

Jenna McFadgen (12), of Queenstown (foreground), and Skylah McCourt (12), of Byron Bay, Australia, enjoy the giant waterslide at Queenstown's Family Fun Day on Sunday.

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