Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Reliance on truthfulness allows violent offender to enter country

Reliance on truthfulness allows violent offender to enter country

It was ''impractical'' to carry out checks on all temporary entry visa applications, Immigration New Zealand general manager John Ivil said yesterday.

Ferry good congestion idea

Ferry good congestion idea

A scaled-up lake ferry service could ease congestion on Frankton Rd and downtown parking hassles, Sir Eion Edgar says.

Whooping cough reports on wane

Whooping cough reports on wane

New cases of whooping cough are still being diagnosed in the South, but the outbreak is ''starting to settle down'', the Southern District Health Board says.

Hunters find game galore

Hunters find game galore

More than 100 hunters headed into the hills around Central Otago last weekend for the annual Upper Clutha Deerstalkers Association competition.

No frills 'Everest' screening

No frills 'Everest' screening

Red carpet and Champagne will be absent from the first New Zealand public screening of the new Everest movie.

Firefighter's first 25 years celebrated

Firefighter's first 25 years celebrated

Wanaka volunteer firefighter Tony Wellman's constant service since 1990 will be recognised at a function in Wanaka tomorrow night when he is awarded a gold star.

Border security enhanced in resort

Border security enhanced in resort

Baggage-screening of international arrivals at Queenstown Airport has been bolstered by a $50,000 biosecurity X-ray machine.

Funding for Games questioned

Funding for Games questioned

US superstar Lindsey Vonn's coach Chris Knight has blasted the Government's $1.5 million handout for the Winter Games in New Zealand.

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