Police made three arrests after a scuffle involving a pair of
Australian tourists at a Queenstown bar on Thursday night.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said two
Australian men, aged 22 and 25, were arrested after a fight
erupted on the dance floor at Winnie's, in the Mall, about
The older man had thrown several punches, Snr Const Blackford
said, while the younger man hit another man and ran off, but
was soon apprehended by police.
The third arrest was of a 26-year-old Auckland woman, whose
brother was injured in the melee, Snr Const Blackford said.
After banging on the side of an ambulance which had been
called to the scene and hurling abuse at police she was
arrested, but was later released after a pre-charge warning,
• Alcohol was allegedly a factor in a single-vehicle crash on
State Highway 6 at the south end of Lake Hayes at 11.55pm on
A Christchurch driver, who claimed he swerved to avoid a
small animal, lost control of his vehicle, which then hit a
bank and flipped.