court & crime

A Queenstowner who pulled a tourist away from a burning car says roads need to be changed to accommodate overseas drivers. Dan Turner, 32, tells Mountain Scene he feels "no anger at all" against German tourist Sarah Reich, 23, who...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week’s names: Max Oscar Hannibal Letchfield, 26, 1188mcg James David Mitchell, 27, 880mcg Tayla Katrina Duke, 21, 845mcg William Pierre Aldo Denier, 31, 550mcg Stuart...

*555 caller fronts up

A Queenstowner who dobbed in former Dunedin mayor Dame Sukhi Turner on the Crown Range Road is convinced she was driving hazardously. Mountain Scene last week reported she and her husband, former New Zealand cricketer Glenn Turner, blasted local police for...

Thieves escape conviction

Three Brazilian women started sobbing in Queenstown's court yesterday when told they would escape conviction for stealing groceries from their employer. Gabriela Guinsani Pereira, 27, of Fernhill, Mariana De Oliveira Chedid, 27, psychologist, of Queenstown, and Ana Barbara Brito Dos...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week’s names: Bryn Alfred Eduard Carter, 26, 1015mcg Todd Craigie, 35, 560mcg & 109mg Jack Alexander Reid, 22, 914mcg Nicholas Ivan Bresanello, 29, 813mcg Luke...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week’s names: Ryan David Fay, 23, 199mg Jordan McGregor Monk, 29, 152mg
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week’s names: Morenna Lee Byrne, 30, refused to give sample Harris Campbell McDonald, 22, 1025mcg Nina M Gandhi, 31, 949mcg Kerry James McIvor, 30,...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week's names: Marsden Wayne McCarthy, 39, 264mg and 757mcg Joeli Dakuliga, 47, 236mg Jodie Kathleen Densten, 38, 844mcg Julie Dao, 31, 674mcg Takayawa Vugakoto Colati,...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week's names: Daniel Bolotin Delfino, 28, 623mcg Tamara Aimara Aravena, 28, 599mcg Tamatea Henrick Lehartel, 21, 471mcg
A Queenstown accountant who stole more than $12,000 from two bowling organisations has been struck off by his professional body. Eric Lee was deregistered by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) at a disciplinary tribunal in Wellington on...
The survivor of a horrific hit-and-run wants Queenstowners to keep one thought in their minds when considering drink-driving. "I just want to send a message to them – you might hurt someone," Mutsuko Morisue says. "And it's not only them. "It's the...
A Queenstown bar owner threatened the boss of a swanky CBD hotel over a noise complaint. On Monday, Scott Andrew Mickan, 34, of Arthurs Point, admitted threatening to injure Vincent Macquet with intent to intimidate him, before Judge Bernadette Farnan in...
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