controlled purchase operation

Bottle shops blitzed

Kids were able to buy booze from half of the 16 bottle shops and bars they visited as part of a Queenstown police sting. Teenagers, backed by cops, visited 13 off-licence premises and three on-licences across the resort in late...

Blow for Rhino’s

A Queenstown bar will close for 48 hours after its duty manager served an under-age girl. Rhino's Ski Shack, on The Mall, was caught out by a routine police sting late last year. Two Queenstown girls, aged 16 and 17, were sent...