Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in bar

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in bar

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.

Tourism strategy outlined

Tourism strategy outlined

A new economic development strategy identifies Wanaka as one of several ''opportunities'' for achieving higher tourist spending.

Council to discuss its 'aspirational' housing targets

''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.

Council considering appointment of commissioners

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider the appointment of commissioners for its proposed Plan Change 50 at its meeting in Wanaka tomorrow.

Alcohol fumes irk judge

Alcohol fumes irk judge

A judge told an Australian tourist charged with drink-driving in Queenstown he could smell the alcohol fumes from the Bench.

Climber achieved goal before fall

Climber achieved goal before fall

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.

Woman freed after 30m car plunge

Woman freed after 30m car plunge

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.

Pool suggested for new facility

Pool suggested for new facility

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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