Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Officer's abuse 'nowhere near hate crime'

Officer's abuse 'nowhere near hate crime'

An ''employment process'' has begun for a Queenstown police officer who remained on leave without pay yesterday after she avoided conviction for racially abusing a taxi driver.

Tourism levy questioned

Tourism levy questioned

The owners of a Wanaka rental car business are questioning the fairness of the way Lake Wanaka Tourism is funded.

Sevens fraud reparation deadline extended

Sevens fraud reparation deadline extended

Convicted fraudster Richard Edgar Anderson has been given until December 15 to pay more than $47,000 owed to the committee that ran the Sevens with Altitude rugby sevens tournament.

Animal advocate recognised

Animal advocate recognised

Almost 50 years after establishing the Queenstown Zoological Gardens at Frankton, founder Ivan Young has been formally recognised.

Charges admitted

A man facing five drugs charges was sentenced yesterday to nine months' home detention and ordered to forfeit $4605 in cash.

Hills' life celebrated

Hills' life celebrated

Tributes flowed at Jacks Point on Saturday afternoon during a memorial service for former greenkeeper Mark Hills, who died in Scotland last month.

Skyline wants helipad

Skyline Enterprises has become the successor to a Queenstown Lakes District Council resource consent application to operate a helipad on Bob's Peak, above Queenstown.

Queenstown cop avoids conviction over abuse

Queenstown cop avoids conviction over abuse

A Queenstown policewoman found guilty of racially insulting a taxi driver after an argument over a fare, was discharged without conviction when she appeared in the Queenstown District Court today.

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