Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Tourists' rental agreements torn up

Tourists' rental agreements torn up

Rental agreements for two vehicles driven by Indian tourists were revoked within the space of an hour yesterday after police received reports of erratic driving on the Crown Range Rd near Queenstown.

Housing proposals gain slight support

Housing proposals gain slight support

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) staff have thrown their support behind only 175 of more than 900 new properties proposed under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord.

Non-toxic bait forerunner to 1080 drop

Six helicopters spread 23 tonnes of non-toxic cereal bait on the mountains and valleys around Makarora yesterday.

Cold needed for ice luge

Monday's snowfall in Central Otago was good for the Naseby ice luge and outdoor ice skating rink but more cold weather is needed if they are to open as scheduled this weekend.

Development on hill

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is in line to net millions from the development of reserve land high above the Queenstown town centre.

Child porn charges dismissed

Child porn charges dismissed

A Central Otago man facing charges of distributing an objectionable publication has had the charges dismissed in the Queenstown District Court today.

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Decision to cross river 'significant factor' in death

Deciding to cross a swollen creek on the Milford Track in "biblical" rain was a "significant contributing factor" in the death of 21-year-old Sydney student Yessica Asmin last year, the Mountain Safety Council says.

520 turn out for third health meeting

520 turn out for third health meeting

A crowd of 520 Upper Clutha people last night lent their weight to the campaign to not only maintain Dunstan Hospital's level of funding but have it increased.

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