Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

The wreckage of a chopper that crashed near the Lindis Pass at the weekend, killing a Southland man, has today been lifted off the mountain as investigators seek clues to the cause of the accident.

Inquiry continues into chopper crash

Investigators will today assess the site of a helicopter crash which killed Otautau man Liam Edwards (32) and hospitalised pilot Murray Sarginson (51) on Saturday.

Mother six times over limit

Mother six times over limit

A mother was caught attempting to drive her child home while more than six times over the legal breath-alcohol limit.

Council farming support charge rejected

Council farming support charge rejected

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is not setting out to ‘‘prop up'' the district's farmers through its proposed district plan.

Public’s queries not dealt with: van Uden

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says the council has to do ‘‘a better job'' at giving residents information around parking changes in central Queenstown.

Teen had signs of hypothermia

Police say a drunk teenager showing early signs of hypothermia was ‘‘lucky'' to have been found near Glenorchy at the weekend.

Proving flight a success; night services imminent (+ video)

Proving flight a success; night services imminent (+ video)

Queenstown's first commercial evening flight is scheduled to land this month, after Air New Zealand's first ‘‘proving flight'' was hailed a success.

Sirens used to find Queenstown teen

Sirens used to find Queenstown teen

Police say a lost and drunk Queenstown teenager was found in Glenorchy after using their car sirens at the weekend.

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