Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Man missing near Queenstown now thought dead

Man missing near Queenstown now thought dead

A month after police appealed for fresh information about a man whose disappearance eight years ago sparked speculation he had faked his own death, detectives now think it's "more than likely" he is dead.

Prohibited tree species list extension likely

Prohibited tree species list extension likely

Almost a dozen more tree species are likely to be prohibited from being planted anywhere in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Community House congestion seen

Potential parking problems could decide the fate of the proposed Wanaka Community House.

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

The wreckage of a chopper that crashed near the Lindis Pass at the weekend, killing a Southland man, has today been lifted off the mountain as investigators seek clues to the cause of the accident.

Inquiry continues into chopper crash

Investigators will today assess the site of a helicopter crash which killed Otautau man Liam Edwards (32) and hospitalised pilot Murray Sarginson (51) on Saturday.

Mother six times over limit

Mother six times over limit

A mother was caught attempting to drive her child home while more than six times over the legal breath-alcohol limit.

Council farming support charge rejected

Council farming support charge rejected

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is not setting out to ‘‘prop up'' the district's farmers through its proposed district plan.

Teen had signs of hypothermia

Police say a drunk teenager showing early signs of hypothermia was ‘‘lucky'' to have been found near Glenorchy at the weekend.

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