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1/05/2016

Airways night flights video

Tourism boom: Queenstown Airport has night flights on the radar to cope with demand

Airways New Zealand has released a video showing Queenstown Airport's night flights lights. The new runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights have been extensively tested over the past week.  »»

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Mayor questions fee hike

Mayor questions fee hike

Queenstown's mayor Vanessa van Uden voted against adopting a proposal to increase council planning fees and charges. At the council's full meeting »»

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Apology - Parting Shot

Mountain Scene would like to unreservedly apologise to the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and its executive officer Julie Scott. This week's Parting Shot talked of Scott using the "c" word, »»

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Queenstown Business

Ghetto fears over worker accommodation

Ghetto fears over worker accommodation

A business heavyweight is pooh-poohing a potential apartment-building rush under proposed fast-tracked zoning close to »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Mountain Scene's #PleaToKey

Mountain Scene's #PleaToKey

Dear John Key, Thanks for arranging that deal last week to get 10,000 Chinese to visit us in 2018. That's a great incentive for »»

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Queenstown Crime

Tourist's spit-vom-swing 'shocker'

Tourist's spit-vom-swing 'shocker'

A United States tourist who spat blood, vomit and phlegm at cops in the Queenstown police station had taken prescription »»

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Bulls primed for mighty Maggots

Bulls primed for mighty Maggots

Arrowtown Premiers rugby coach Richie Anderson quips that his team's looking forward to playing 'Team Hore' at the »»

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Welsh whippet whips record

Welsh whippet whips record

Queenstowner Hywel Dinnick didn't go into the Routeburn Classic endurance race with a plan.His strategy worked.The »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Dobbyn returns

Dobbyn returns

A few weeks ago Dave Dobbyn didn't even know he would be touring. This Wednesday he's heading to the Sherwood for a pop-up »»

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Bright lights for opening night

Bright lights for opening night

Outrageous Fortune star Shane Cortese is joining WinterFest's opening party line-up.Cortese and the 8-Track band will crank »»

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