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4/07/2015

Skifield crackdown on ski tourers

NZSki has trespassed three ski tourers from Coronet Peak skifield - handing them two-year bans. Ski area boss Ross Copland called in police to help eject the skiers off the Queenstown field a week last Thursday night. The firm and some tourers are at loggerheads over access to the recreation »»

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Queenstown backpackers fetches $14.1m

Queenstown backpackers fetches $14.1m

The $14.1 million sale of a large backpackers building is the biggest single property transaction in the Queenstown CBD in 12 years. X-Base Discovery »»

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Firms up fight against drugs, booze

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 »»

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Queenstown Business

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. »»

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Queenstown Local Life

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 »»

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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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