Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Jet set a $7m plus for resort

Private jet passengers injected more than $7 million into the Queenstown economy last year, with some spending about $10,000 a day.

Lack of aged care forces elderly out

Lack of aged care forces elderly out

A shortage of aged care services in Wanaka is driving elderly residents out of town and a new facility to meet increasing demand is still 18 months away from opening.

Private jet terminal at capacity

Private jets have been turned away or asked to ''drop and go'' at Queenstown Airport after a temporary terminal hit capacity only seven months after being built.

Fall survivor 'very lucky'

The Queenstown man who fell 30-40m from a rocky outcrop on the Pisa Range, near Cardrona, at 1.30am on Sunday was ''seriously lucky'' to survive, according to Wanaka Senior constable Ian Henderson.

Glenda Dr work by winter

Glenda Dr work by winter

A roading project costing millions of dollars and designed to alleviate congestion and improve safety near Queenstown has begun and is expected to be largely completed by winter.

Wanaka shops 'easy' target - tourist

 Wanaka shops 'easy' target - tourist

A French tourist at a loss to explain why he stole more than $1500 of items from Wanaka businesses described it as ''his day of madness''.

Quartet faces life jacket fines

Quartet faces life jacket fines

Four men were lucky they did not add to the national drowning statistics on Sunday after they floated several kilometres down the Kawarau River on inflatable airbeds.

Drugs charges admitted; discharge sought

Drugs charges admitted; discharge sought

Apart-time  labourer yesterday admitted charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act relating to drug-dealing activity involving Wakatipu High School pupils when he appeared before Judge Christina Cook in the Queenstown District Court.

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