A man who broke the jaw of an Australian ''homophobe'' in a
Queenstown bar fight after being taunted was fined yesterday
- but the charge was downgraded after the judge said the
victim played a major part in the incident.
A new economic development strategy identifies Wanaka as one
of several ''opportunities'' for achieving higher tourist
''Aspirational'' housing targets for the Wakatipu basin under
the Government's housing accord with Queenstown will be
discussed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider the
appointment of commissioners for its proposed Plan Change 50
at its meeting in Wanaka tomorrow.
A judge told an Australian tourist charged with drink-driving
in Queenstown he could smell the alcohol fumes from the
The climber who died on Mt Aspiring on Sunday night was a
''sensible young guy'' who had only just achieved his goal of
conquering the difficult south face when tragedy struck.
A woman was trapped upside down in a car for two hours
yesterday as emergency services worked to free her without
dislodging the vehicle from its perch on a steep bank, 30m
below a Queenstown road.
A $9.7 million swimming pool could be part of the Wanaka
Sports Facility in the town's new commercial and residential
Three Parks subdivision, if a recommendation is adopted, and
the public agrees.
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