Queenstown bouncer further remanded without plea


The infamous Queenstown bouncer charged with a vicious assault of a local bar manager has been further remanded without plea.

Jonathan Dixon, 41, appeared in Queenstown District Court yesterday (Monday) charged with wounding reckless disregard causing grievous bodily harm to Jordan Sinke at local bar Subculture on January 21.

Sinke, 26, manages the Dux de Lux – his father is Richard Sinke, who owns the popular Dux bars in Christchurch and Queenstown. Jordan is still recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a 10-12cm bone flap from his skull. He was put into an induced coma for five days after the incident.

Dixon is also charged with assaulting Jordan’s friend Thomas Beatson.

Dixon was a patron at Subculture the night of the alleged incident.

At his court appearance last month, Dixon indicated through a duty solicitor that he’ll fight the charge. At yesterday’s appearance, he was granted bail – again with strict conditions – till a post-committal conference on March 27.

Dixon first hit the headlines last year when he uploaded to YouTube CCTV footage from inside Queenstown bar Altitude showing England rugby player Mike Tindall partying with an ex-girlfriend.

The footage of Tindall, who’d just got married to royal Zara Phillips, sparked an international media storm.

Dixon interspersed the footage with excerpts of himself describing Tindall’s behaviour as “unbecoming”. Dixon faces a charge of unlawfully obtaining video surveillance footage in relation to that incident – he has pleaded not guilty.