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Sri Lankan couple wins residency fight

A Sri Lankan couple living in Queenstown who were facing the threat of deportation have been granted residency. Sam Wijerathne and Dinesha Amarasinghe, who have...

Resort to host first Polyfest

Organisers of Queenstown's first ever Polyfest are blown away by the number of entries. Thirty groups are set to perform in the Central Lakes Murihiku...

Foreign buyer ban to bite

A Queenstown lawyer's in no doubt the resort's property market will be disproportionately affected by the Labour-led government's foreign buyer ban. The Overseas Investment Amendment...

Body of missing boatie found

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body from Frankton Marina, near Queenstown, this afternoon, believed to be a well-known local boatie. The divers...

Skyline’s chopper bid

A controversial new helipad is in the wind for Queenstown as Skyline Enterprises looks at options. The tourism giant wants the proposed 'Ben Lomond sub-zone'...

Central Otago in a bottle

International award-winning local winemaker Grant Taylor says: "I just want to put Central Otago in a bottle." Viv Milsom's now put Central Otago vineyards...

Restaurant rating ‘D’ for dire

An Asian restaurant in Queenstown's been given the dreaded 'D' grading after an inspection found a raft of issues – including tea towels used...

Rallying for Levi

The Lake Hayes community's gathered to raise money for one of its own, a little boy diagnosed with an incredibly rare genetic disorder. Three-year-old Levi...

Skier cleans up on slopes

A prolific skier is feeling "stoked" after clocking up more than 1.3 million vertical metres at Queenstown's skifields this season while working full-time. Queenstowner Natalie...

Teaching crisis hits home

The teaching crisis is hitting the Wakatipu, with more than a dozen roles up for grabs and concerns there won't be enough applicants to...

Accused of importing $35k of ecstasy

A French national charged with importing $35,000 worth of ecstasy to Queenstown has appeared in court. Fabrice Rene Lorenzo Cattelan, 29, who's a computing professional,...

Kmart opens its doors

Queenstown's highly anticipated Kmart store's finally opened, after weeks of delays and building blunders. Hundreds of bargain hunters were on site to get their fix...
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