Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Tourist charged over 'serious assault'

Tourist charged over 'serious assault'

A Queenstown man required hospital treatment after an alleged assault by an Australian tourist in the resort overnight.

Checking all temporary visas 'impractical'

Checking all temporary visas 'impractical'

It was ''impractical'' to carry out checks on all temporary entry visa applications, Immigration New Zealand general manager John Ivil said yesterday.

Ferry could ease Queenstown congestion

Ferry could ease Queenstown congestion

A scaled-up lake ferry service could ease congestion on Frankton Rd and downtown parking hassles, Sir Eion Edgar says.

Whooping cough reports on wane

Whooping cough reports on wane

New cases of whooping cough are still being diagnosed in the South, but the outbreak is ''starting to settle down'', the Southern District Health Board says.

Firefighter's first 25 years celebrated

Firefighter's first 25 years celebrated

Wanaka volunteer firefighter Tony Wellman's constant service since 1990 will be recognised at a function in Wanaka tomorrow night when he is awarded a gold star.

No frills 'Everest' screening

No frills 'Everest' screening

Red carpet and Champagne will be absent from the first New Zealand public screening of the new Everest movie.

Hunters find game galore

Hunters find game galore

More than 100 hunters headed into the hills around Central Otago last weekend for the annual Upper Clutha Deerstalkers Association competition.

Border security enhanced in resort

Border security enhanced in resort

Baggage-screening of international arrivals at Queenstown Airport has been bolstered by a $50,000 biosecurity X-ray machine.

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