Cannabis

Man hails bail conditions

A former resort bouncer who watched CCTV footage of himself in full-flight fight mode says it was an ‘‘eye-opener’’ for him, and he doesn’t want to ‘‘be like that ever again in my life’’. In Queenstown’s court last Monday, Ryan...
A German national who apparently funded his stay in Queenstown by selling drugs is now a guest of Her Majesty, having been sentenced to 26 months in the slammer. Sven Stephan Harrieder, 30, had previously admitted possession of cannabis for...
The man behind the wheel of a bus and trailer that crashed in Wilson Bay in January, causing horrific injuries to two Chinese tourists, had bid for name suppression refused in Queenstown's court last week. It's the first time Christchurch...

Guerrilla green

By HUGH COLLINS An illicitly-operating 'green fairy' is distributing medicinal marijuana to about 150 people in Queenstown. The man, who doesn't want to be named, says many of his clients aren't able to get effective medicine through legitimate health professionals. But, as...

Drug dog for high school

A drug-sniffing dog's about to go through Wakatipu High after several students were recently suspended for smoking cannabis. Principal Steve Hall announced the move in the school's newsletter last Friday, saying it's a first for Wakatipu High, though not uncommon...
As New Zealand gears up for an overhaul of our cannabis laws, a former Queenstowner has found himself immersed in the high-stakes industry in the US. Daisy Hudson reports. Todd Metzger considers himself a "serial entrepreneur". The former Queenstown hospo boss...

Cannabis country

Queenstown could become a heartland for the budding medicinal cannabis industry. Mountain Scene can reveal two companies, MediGrowth NZ and Central Otago Cannabis Ltd, have been registered with the Companies Office in recent months to Queenstown addresses. The sole director behind...
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