Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Airport gears up for busy summer

Airport gears up for busy summer

Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.

Fracas at police station

A 23-year-old man will appear in court today after allegedly headbutting another man at the Queenstown police station.

Mountain biker seriously hurt

Mountain biker seriously hurt

An English tourist was fighting for his life last night, after a mountain bike crash near Queenstown.

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Amended rental vehicle agreement forms; increased communication between rental car companies; a website dedicated to driving in New Zealand; and a nationwide roll-out of steering wheel tags are among measures to help keep drivers safe.

Assault, injuring charges

Two Cromwell men were arrested in Queenstown early yesterday after an incident during which a man was allegedly kicked in the head while lying on the ground.

Getting message across

Getting message across

How to cross a river with a rope and a milk container was just one of the skills passed on to a group of new hunting guides at a week-long course based at Glen Dene Station, Lake Hawea, this week.

Casino monitoring review

The Gambling Commission has turned down an application by SkyCity to allow it to monitor its two Queenstown casinos remotely from Auckland.

Backs of buses to promote safe driving messages

Drivers visiting over the summer period who end up behind local buses in Queenstown will be able to read some driving tips, courtesy of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

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