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7/03/2015

Prison or busk

  An English tourist caught speeding at 178kmh avoided a jail term by raising cash for a $1000 fine through busking in Queenstown. Peter Lee, 46, of Kent, was convicted at the resort's district court on Monday of driving at a dangerous speed. Lee - »»

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Publicans raise the bar

Publicans raise the bar

Queenstown bar owners launched a drink-wise campaign yesterday with the arresting slogan, 'Don't Be A Dick'. The campaign, aimed at educating patrons »»

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Weekend weather: Motatapu on rain watch

Weekend weather: Motatapu on rain watch

Rain is expected to be both a blessing and a curse for the record field at tomorrow's 11th Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event. It might feel »»

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Queenstown Business

Queenstown rental firm tests foreign drivers

Queenstown rental firm tests foreign drivers

A Queenstown car hire boss is pre-screening foreign drivers in an unprecedented move to combat local road carnage. Greg Wensley »»

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Queenstown Local Life

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 »»

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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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Record entries for Motatapu

Record entries for Motatapu

Competitors will be running, hiking, biking and swimming their way from Wanaka to Arrowtown in record numbers tomorrow. Entries »»

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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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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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