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5/03/2015

Queenstown rental firm tests foreign drivers

Testing times: Local car hire boss Greg Wensley

A Queenstown car hire boss is pre-screening foreign drivers in an unprecedented move to combat local road carnage. Greg Wensley of Wai Hire Cars believes rental firms have a "moral responsibility" for basic screening of customers. Wai is launching an app this week "to test customers' »»

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World owners snap up CBD bar

World owners snap up CBD bar

The owners of Queenstown's long-established World Bar night club, razed by fire two years ago, have bought another CBD bar, Monty's. After the fire »»

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Entering the big blue

Entering the big blue

Captivating short films about life and adventure in the big blue come to Queenstown next week. The Ocean Film Festival world tour presents eight »»

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Queenstown Business

Queenstown-to-Dunedin air link floated

Queenstown-to-Dunedin air link floated

The man behind plans for a Dunedin-Queenstown-Nelson daily air service is convinced it'll fly. Kiwi Regional Airlines (KRA) - the »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Woman injured in freak brolly accident

Woman injured in freak brolly accident

A teacher hospitalised by a freak umbrella accident has called on Queenstown bars and cafes to ensure outdoor furniture is safe »»

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Queenstown Crime

English tourist clocked at 178kmh

English tourist clocked at 178kmh

An English tourist might be sent to prison after being caught speeding 78kmh over the legal limit near Hokitika. Appearing in »»

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This is how we roll

This is how we roll

Establishing Queenstown's own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy has been a nine-year labour of love for Jose Gomes. When he arrived »»

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Cricket stars add lustre to NZ Open

Cricket stars add lustre to NZ Open

You can thank an ex-All Blacks rugby coach for pitching some of cricket's most famous names into the country's biggest golf »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Songbird flies home

Songbird flies home

With a new album release just weeks away, folk songbird Holly Arrowsmith has returned from the big smoke to share her songs. The »»

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Direen earns her spurs

Direen earns her spurs

Country singer Jody Direen’s no marketing image. The Wanaka pop star has earned her spurs as a cowgirl – living a »»

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