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.
More than half Queenstown's nightclubs have been found to be
breaching fire regulations because of partially blocked
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.
''Aspirational'' housing targets for the Wakatipu basin under
the Government's housing accord with Queenstown will be
discussed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.
A new economic development strategy identifies Wanaka as one
of several ''opportunities'' for achieving higher tourist
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will consider the
appointment of commissioners for its proposed Plan Change 50
at its meeting in Wanaka tomorrow.
A judge told an Australian tourist charged with drink-driving
in Queenstown he could smell the alcohol fumes from the
The climber who died on Mt Aspiring on Sunday night was a
''sensible young guy'' who had only just achieved his goal of
conquering the difficult south face when tragedy struck.
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