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10/02/2016

Off-duty cop chases car after 'hit and run'

The aftermath: Sergeant Blair Duffy (right) inspects the damaged bike<br />
            PICTURE: OTAGO DAILY TIMES

An off-duty Australian cop nabbed an alleged hit-and-run driver near Arrowtown yesterday. The incident happened about 3.30pm on Malaghans Road, when a silver Volvo allegedly hit a man riding a motorised bike with a 3-year-old boy on the back. »»

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Lighting lanterns 'like throwing matches'

Lighting lanterns 'like throwing matches'

Using Chinese lanterns is like throwing live matches around and hoping nothing catches fire, the Otago Rural Fire Authority says. It's worried people »»

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Bridesdale edges closer to approval

Bridesdale edges closer to approval

Developers of Queenstown's first fast-tracked housing subdivision are moving to meet the demands of council-appointed commissioners. Bridesdale Farm »»

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Queenstown Business

Bar baron Burgess sells up

Bar baron Burgess sells up

Queenstown bar baron Mike Burgess has shed two of his outlets. Burgess is best known as the co-owner of The Mall's Winnies pizza »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Crashes galore on 'death trap' road

Crashes galore on 'death trap' road

Three cars crashed on a dangerous tourist road near Queenstown yesterday. Police say the crash happened on the Glenorchy-Paradise »»

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Queenstown Crime

Queenstown-bound cyclists struck by motorbike

Queenstown-bound cyclists struck by motorbike

A German cycling to Queenstown had his teeth knocked out when he was hit by a motorbike on the Crown Range »»

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New cricket champs crowned

Queenstown's got a new Twenty/20 cricket champion - the first in six years.Arrowtown Massive have won five titles on the trot, but they were knocked out in the semis of this »»

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Winding up for champs challenge

Seventy disc golf Davids hope to conquer one Goliath in Queenstown this weekend.The New Zealand Disc Golf Championships begins at the par-61 Tucker Beach course tomorrow.And the par-five »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Country boy goes unplugged

Cam Scott’s latest single is Prayin’ Rain, but he’ll be hoping for good weather ahead of his outdoor Queenstown gig.In true farmer fashion he’s going to jump on the »»

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Bard in the Gardens

Bard in the Gardens

It’s Shakespeare – but not as you know it. Macbeth as a waiter with big aspirations, As You Like It, involving »»

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Was Queenstown council's new CEO appointed too quickly?
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Most of the fish caught in our lakes and sea can be smoked. Whether they be blue cod and king fish from the sea, or rainbow trout and quinnat salmon from the lakes, all are great choices that can be used in this recipe. The tea, star anise ... »»