Driving ban for tourist

A Chinese tourist's driving along the West Coast was so poor that on arrival at Queenstown Airport - most likely to return his rental vehicle - he was subsequently forbidden from driving in New Zealand.

Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the 34-year-old man was located at the airport at 5.30pm on Thursday and issued with traffic offence notices as well as the ban ''as a result of complaints'' police had received.