Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

The founder of TradeMe has apologised for a burn-off on a farm he owns near Wanaka, which choked the town in smoke yesterday afternoon.

Community detention after fatal crash

Community detention after fatal crash

A Queenstown man who admitted to causing a fatal head-on crash near Kaikoura has been sentenced to community detention.

Lucky escape for Taiwanese tourists

Lucky escape for Taiwanese tourists

Queenstown police say four Taiwanese tourists whose camper van overturned near Queenstown this morning are lucky to have escaped injury.

Community pool options up for discussion

Community pool options up for discussion

Wanaka community swimming pool options could cost the town's ratepayers as little as an extra $3.06 a year or as much as $240.26 a year.

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence

Failures by Queenstown police led to a reduced charge for an Arrowtown businessman, accused of trying to run over a builder in Arrowtown this year.

Assurance over signs

The Department of Conservation says trampers using the Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the most treacherous section of the crossing.

Man to pay $745 for camera

Man to pay $745 for camera

A Queenstown roofer who stared into a CCTV camera before vandalising it was yesterday sentenced to 80 hours' community work and ordered to pay $745.43 in reparation.

Property developer fails in legal bid

Property developer fails in legal bid

One of the two property developers vying to have the Wanaka community swimming pool built in their part of the town has failed in a legal bid to have a public consultation document amended.

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