booze

Queenstown cops are fighting a never-ending battle against drink-driving. Paul Taylor follows them on a weekend operation Just 16 minutes in and Queenstown cops catch their first drink-driver. It's a Saturday night in the hard-living resort, about 11pm. Sergeant Mark Gill and constables Ian Madden...
The soppy '90s band Wet Wet Wet clearly didn't live in Queenstown. They sang Love Is All Around but in this place I reckon Booze Is All Around. Wine samples from a VW van parked in Beach Street. A floating bar moored...

Booze bash blemish

A quarter of all crimes involving victims in Queenstown Lakes district over the past two years were assaults. Crime stats released by New Zealand Police show what many in the town already know anecdotally – boozy violence is one of the resort's...
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