Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

New pool but what, where and when?

New pool but what, where and when?

Wanaka residents are in for another round of consultation over what sort of swimming pool they want.

Great escape game coming to resort

Great escape game coming to resort

Queenstown is branded the adventure capital of the world, but the resort's latest attraction will keep tourists confined to a single room.

Approval for two Targa closures

The Queenstown to Glenorchy road will be closed for half a day for the Targa South Island motor rally despite the opposition of police, the Department of Conservation (Doc) and others.

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

A Queenstown man says he is subjected to taunts over his sexuality, which he likens to racism, every time he goes out in the resort at night.

Over half resort nightclubs had exit blockages

Over half resort nightclubs had exit blockages

More than half Queenstown's nightclubs have been found to be breaching fire regulations because of partially blocked exits.

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in bar

Jaw broken after sexuality jibes in bar

A man who broke the jaw of an Australian ''homophobe'' in a Queenstown bar fight after being taunted was fined yesterday - but the charge was downgraded after the judge said the victim played a major part in the incident.

Tourism strategy outlined

Tourism strategy outlined

A new economic development strategy identifies Wanaka as one of several ''opportunities'' for achieving higher tourist spending.

Council considering appointment of commissioners

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider the appointment of commissioners for its proposed Plan Change 50 at its meeting in Wanaka tomorrow.

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