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3/03/2015

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 the Queenstown District Court yesterday, Peter Lee, 46, technician, was convicted on a charge of driving at a dangerous speed. Prosecutor Sergeant Ian Collin says Lee »»

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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 and secure. Anna »»

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Tourists turn rental cars into killing machines

Tourists turn rental cars into killing machines

OPINION: Last Sunday my wife and I held hands and hung our heads. Beforehand, we told our eldest son, who has just turned 4, that we'd be quiet »»

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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

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

*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 »»

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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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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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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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