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28/02/2015

Commuters' parking pickle

Clogged: Central Queenstown

All-day parking might soon be banned from almost all central Queenstown. Queenstown's council wants to force people out of their cars and onto public transport to solve congestion woes. It reckons one of the best ways of achieving that is to turf people out of long-term leases at council-owned »»

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Developer has 'leaky' mansion win

Developer has 'leaky' mansion win

Embattled Queenstown developer Chris James' trust has had a victory - of sorts - over leaks in his $3.5 million Jack's Point mansion. »»

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*555 calls revealed

*555 calls revealed

Transcripts of *555 calls reveal the hair-raising antics of drivers and passengers in and around Queenstown. Law-abiding motorists are not only »»

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Queenstown Business

Commuters' parking pickle

Commuters' parking pickle

All-day parking might soon be banned from almost all central Queenstown. Queenstown's council wants to force people out of their »»

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Queenstown Local Life

School's community cash call

School's community cash call

Queenstown might be asked to stump up cash for higher-spec facilities at the new Wakatipu High School. Principal Steve Hall says »»

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Queenstown Crime

Crash survivor backs tougher penalties

Crash survivor backs tougher penalties

A British tourist injured in a horror car crash is calling for harsher fines and prison sentences for people whose poor driving »»

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Arrowtown takes fifth straight title

Arrowtown takes fifth straight title

Arrowtown amazingly notched up its fifth Mountain Scene Twenty/20 cricket league title in a row last Sunday. After beating »»

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Dark horse Hubber out to prove his steel

Dark horse Hubber out to prove his steel

Lanky Queenstown triathlete Thijs Hubber could be a dark horse in his first Challenge Wanaka full-distance ironman this Sunday. »»

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Coming Up EventsMovies

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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Heart’s pulse stays strong

Heart’s pulse stays strong

The applause has been deafening. For the past five years, it seems as if everybody has stepped up to recognise the contribution »»

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