Wednesday, January 2
4.20pm: Passengers in a vehicle travelling on the
Arrowtown-Lake Hayes road were treated for minor injuries at
Lakes District Hospital after being ''rear-ended'' by another
vehicle. Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the crash
occurred at the Arrowtown end of the road. Inquiries are
4.45pm: The owners of a property in Robins Rd reported
wilful damage to the police after discovering holes in the
walls and blood on the sheets of their property after the
guests left. Snr Const Blackford said inquiries were
10.40pm: A 29-year-old Irish man was arrested and
charged with assault with a weapon after an incident on
December 27. Snr Const Blackford said the man had been at the
Boiler Room last week when he was refused entry to the bar.
He allegedly threw a rope stand at the bouncer before
punching him in the head. The man, who is due to appear in
the Queenstown District Court on Monday, was identified
through CCTV footage.
Thursday, January 3
1.30am: Inquiries are continuing after an alleged theft
from the Night 'n Day in Camp St. Snr Const Blackford said
two males went to the counter of the store and attempted to
buy cigarettes while a third ''stuffed his pockets with
2am: A 24-year-old Auckland man was issued a
pre-charge warning for offensive behaviour after urinating in
3am: Police were called to attend a noise complaint,
along with Queenstown Lakes District Council officers, at the
Alta Apartments in Thompson St. No further details were
Vandals strike gardens
Photo by James Beech.
Queenstown Lakes District Council gardeners work in the
Queenstown Gardens on the morning of New Year's Eve to repair
the vandalism inflicted on flower beds the previous night.
About 300 flowers in a pair of beds, plus several rose bushes
and rocks, near the band rotunda, were pulled out of the ground
and thrown around the park.
The incident was reported to police by a member of the public
on New Year's Eve at 8.30am. Gardener Steph Jacobs said the
damage must have been caused between 11pm and 7am. ''It's
pretty needless.'' REPORT: JAMES BEECH
New Year's Day crush
Photo by Christina McDonald.
Constable Daniel Andrew, of Queenstown, directs vehicles at the
Ballarat and Stanley Sts roundabout about midday on New Year's
Day. As rain continued, the day for many in Queenstown was
spent, in part, waiting in long traffic queues. Police resorted
to manually controlling traffic in some areas as a result of
the severe congestion. REPORT: CHRISTINA MCDONALD
- Source: New Zealand Police