CCTV footage

By LUISA GIRAO A jury trial for a man who stabbed two others in Queenstown in 2019’s expected to conclude today. Jack James Harrington, 21, of Nelson, has copped to stabbing George McKenzie Nielson and Ryan Graham Boe about 2.20am on August...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's biggest live music venue has become another Covid victim. Loco nightclub, which is part of the Base Backpackers complex, closes its doors after next weekend. In a Facebook post this week, it announces, ‘‘with the heaviest of hearts’’,...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Crime has fallen in Queenstown, official stats released by the police this week reveal. Comparisons between July 1 and December 31, 2019 and 2020, to exclude lockdown, show thefts in Queenstown Bay — taking in the CBD —...

‘I’ve lost everything’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A long, deep scar runs along the right side of Sapumal Wijenayake’s skull. Beneath it, four titanium plates have been screwed in. A less obvious scar, concealed by his hair, runs along the left side of his head. They serve...
WE have a problem. And no, it’s nothing to do with Covid-19, although it does appear that this particular problem has got worse this year. It is the carnage that goes on downtown in both Queenstown and Wanaka, in the wee...

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...
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