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2/07/2015

Firms up fight against drugs, booze

Drug and alcohol tests are now standard practice at leading Queenstown tourism firms - and staff are walking as a result. Ngai Tahu Tourism, NZONE, Shotover Canyon Swing and Skyline all confirm tests have become routine over the past two years. Earnslaw operator Real Journeys pioneered »»

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NZ's richest cycling event Queenstown bound

NZ's richest cycling event Queenstown bound

Queenstown skifield roads will host a new road-cycling race that will be the richest one-day cycling event in New Zealand. Organised by a cancer »»

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Tourism hotspot 'potential death-trap'

Tourism hotspot 'potential death-trap'

A former councillor reckons it's almost inevitable someone will be killed at Bennett's Bluff.  At the Queenstown council's 10-year plan »»

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Queenstown Business

Hotel king pans centre plans

Hotel king pans centre plans

A global hotel giant is warning of a convention centre glut in New Zealand - but Queenstown's mayor is undeterred. Host »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Who's going to take my job?

Who's going to take my job?

WANTED: General dog's body for large Queenstown business »»

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Queenstown Crime

Roofer loses memory in drunken rampage

Roofer loses memory in drunken rampage

A berserk roofer headbutted a Queenstown bouncer in a drunken blackout and resisted police. Christchurch man Jordan William »»

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Southern Stampede blitzkrieg Thunder

Southern Stampede blitzkrieg Thunder

Southern Stampede savaged rivals Dunedin Thunder 12-2 as they continue to dominate the national ice hockey league. The »»

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Waka-cha-ching: Wakatipu breaks 'battle' drought

Waka-cha-ching: Wakatipu breaks 'battle' drought

The Wakatipu Premiers rugby team has snapped a four-game 'battle of the basin' losing streak against Arrowtown. Wakatipu, which »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Acoustic story telling

Acoustic story telling

Don McGlashan describes his latest album Lucky Stars as a collection of stories. The record isn't as he first imagined.  »»

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Here's the News: concert line-up announced

Here's the News: concert line-up announced

Huey Lewis and the News, Melissa Etheridge and REO Speedwagon will play this summer's winery concert in Queenstown. Tickets for »»

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