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A French national charged with importing $35,000 worth of ecstasy to Queenstown has appeared in court. Fabrice Rene Lorenzo Cattelan, 29, who's a computing professional, was remanded on bail on Monday. He allegedly imported 108 grams of class B-controlled MDMA on...

Boozed driver in the sh*t

A Queenstown chef was so drunk he vomited and defecated before being processed for drink-driving in a residential neighbourhood. Soo Hyun Cho, 45, had been driving around Lake Hayes Estate at 3.25am on August 28 when a member of the...
Queenstown's mayor is facing legal action over the collapse of building company Stonewood Homes. A statement of claim has been lodged at the High Court in Christchurch against Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult and Stonewood founder Brent Mettrick. The plaintiffs...

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: 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: 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
"This offence is far too common and the social stigma for excess breath or blood alcohol is not that great in New Zealand." That's the latest in a barrage of comments from judges dealing with the district's drink-drivers. On Monday, district...
Mountain Scene is naming convicted drink-drivers on its front page until the end of the year. Here are this week's names: Vanessa Lorenzini, 29, 966mcg Emma Mahoney, 32, 932mcg Sheldon Chant, 22, 855mcg Carla Anne Munro, 42, 785mcg Christopher David Goldfinch, 28, 569mcg Taylor Carol...
Mountain Scene has named 100 people convicted of drink-driving offences in the Queenstown District Court so far this year -- or local people convicted elsewhere. Here is the list: Steven Paul Duncan, 55, 247mg Thibaut Gustave Monnet, 27, 866mcg Giulio Rizzo, 25,...
OPINION: Yesterday we started a campaign aimed directly at Queenstown's drink-drivers. On our front page you'll find the names of the 100 people who have been convicted of drink-driving in Queenstown, or locals who appeared in other courts, so far...
A prominent Queenstown developer has had its case over "trespassing" rock anchors on its lakeside land dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Lakes Edge Developments, controlled by Chris Meehan's Winton Partners Holdings, challenged a High Court ruling which found rock...
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