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20/04/2015

Foreign drivers factor in crash rise

Road rules confusion: The scene of a crash on State Highway 6, in Gibbston Valley, last August.<br />
            PICTURE: BLAIR PATTINSON

Crashes on Queenstown Lakes roads have increased by more than a quarter in two years, while the involvement of overseas drivers has doubled. Recently updated New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) figures for last year reveal what most of the district's residents have been saying for at least the »»

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Convention centre losing appeal

Convention centre losing appeal

Some Queenstown business owners are turning against a council-backed convention centre, worried about the long-term costs. Originally billed by the »»

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'Silly' lost tramper didn't have beacon

'Silly' lost tramper didn't have beacon

Te Anau helicopter pilot Mark Deaker was on a deer hunting flight last week - but ended up snaffling a lost American tramper. David Tamowski, 55, was »»

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Queenstown Business

The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit

Skydiving in Queenstown has topped a Chinese travel review website's poll as the 'ultimate experience'. More than 400,000 users »»

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Queenstown Local Life

Fight for your life

Fight for your life

A mum-of-three with advanced bowel cancer is urging other young parents to get checked before it's too late. Kat Lawrenson, 35, »»

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Queenstown Crime

Wire cops nab another

Wire cops nab another

Another cannabis dealer caught red-handed after arranging deals via text messages has been sentenced. Kingstyn Matthews-Moerai, »»

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Richie gears up for Gore rematch

Richie gears up for Gore rematch

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow squares off this Saturday against the fighter he spectacularly beat to claim a national title last »»

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Shooting for success

Shooting for success

A GRADING day kicks off the netball season this weekend with teams all hoping to net success. Pub on Wharf brings in a coach »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

Cat's out of the bag

Cat's out of the bag

WinterFest's opening night party will have a distinctly '80s flavour this year. Margaret Urlich, Annie Crummer and Debbie Harwood »»

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Great North come south

Great North come south

Great North frontman Hayden Donnell got a sore throat just a day out from his national tour. The bassist Brett Adams busted his »»

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