Court In The Act

Fine for Kmart cock-up

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Dominion Constructors employee is facing a $38,000 fine after "taking the rap" for the cutting of steel reinforcing bars during the...

Fraudster loses ERA case

By GUY WILLIAMS Former TV cameraman and convicted fraudster Damon Forde has been ordered to pay $4500 in legal costs to a part-time Queenstown resident...

Horror crash driver named

The man behind the wheel of a bus and trailer that crashed in Wilson Bay in January, causing horrific injuries to two Chinese tourists,...

Drink-driving ‘is a scourge’ – judge

A 30-year-old engineer has been ordered to pay more than $6000 to the owners of three vehicles he hit while drink-driving in Lake Hayes...

Name & Shame: Queenstown’s drink drivers

A supportive family and employer have helped save a Queenstown man from going to prison after he received his fourth conviction for drink-driving on...

Anti drink-drive campaign will continue

When our former editor David Williams launched Mountain Scene's 'Name And Shame' anti drink-drive campaign back in June, he said names would be published on...

Drink-driver’s $3k night out

Queenstown tour guide Xu Cao says he was trying to answer his phone when he ploughed into a parked truck at Shotover Country on...

Aftermath of head-on horror

The husband of an Australian tourist killed in a head-on smash in Queenstown says his "heart died" that day. Terry and Susan Cullen were on...

Sex offender removed from register

A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter has had his name removed from the Child Sex Offender Register. The defendant — who has permanent name...

Here’s why you don’t drink-drive

A judge told Queenstown's boozed drivers they're 16 times more likely to cause a serious or deadly crash than sober motorists. Visiting judge David Saunders convicted...

Drink-Driving Shame: July 13, 2017

Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week's names: Marsden Wayne McCarthy, 39,...

Discharge for discharge

A duck-shooter who accidentally blasted his wife with a 12-gauge shotgun has avoided a conviction. The Queenstown man, given permanent name suppression, shot his wife in...
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