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30/06/2016

Council consents hit new low

Queenstown council's planning boss Tony Avery says there's a risk his building department could be stripped of its main powers in two weeks. That's when Crown auditor IANZ will assess progress on an action plan to tackle huge problems in the department. »»

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Opening closer but Coronet cans night skiing

Opening closer but Coronet cans night skiing

Lack of snow has canned Coronet Peak's scheduled opening of night skiing. All other Queenstown WinterFest activities have been moved to The »»

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Bonnie line-up for Gibbston concert

Bonnie line-up for Gibbston concert

The line-up for next year's Gibbston Valley Winery concert is out. Welsh songstress Bonnie Tyler, known for her husky tones, will be joined by Aussie »»

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Queenstown Business

Council to drop landbankers' hike

Council to drop landbankers' hike

Queenstown's council is set to drop a controversial proposal to hike rates on landbankers. Buried in a Queenstown Lakes »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Housing lever 'little benefit' for Queenstown

Housing lever 'little benefit' for Queenstown

The government's big stick to encourage house-building might be a damp squib in Queenstown, local council staff warn. And they »»

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Queenstown Crime

Community work for kidnapper's mum

Community work for kidnapper's mum

A mother who kept her son's whereabouts from police 18 months ago during a kidnapping investigation has been sentenced to 120 »»

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Admirals 'greatest threat'

Admirals 'greatest threat'

Stampede captain Matt Schneider is tipping an Auckland team to provide the greatest threat to retaining the Birgel Cup.|The »»

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Ding-dong derby: Bulls get a fright

Ding-dong derby: Bulls get a fright

The Arrowtown Premiers coach says his second-placed side learnt about derby rugby when it came from behind to beat Wakatipu 20-10 »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

The king of crapness

The king of crapness

Leave your dignity at the door this Sunday night at The World Bar.Self-proclaimed "hyperactive dip-shit", Tomas Ford, »»

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Chunks of real life fired from the lip

Chunks of real life fired from the lip

He stood up, he threw up, but he didn’t let it stop him. That was the first time comedian Cori Gonzalez-Macuer took to the »»

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Jim Boult for mayor?
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Tuna tartare with crushed pea salad
Melbourne dining is all about the hidden and the hip. If you want to reach food nirvana, you must head to this city. There's a plethora of restaurants. Some are institutions, some are hidden unless you're in the foodie know. Having just ... »»