crash

By PHILIP CHANDLER Attempting her first half ironman just over two years ago, Queenstowner Fiona Gallagher crashed her bike and broke her collarbone. Undeterred, late last month the 27-year-old convincingly won her age group and was fourth-fastest female amateur in her...

‘Bitter pill’ for Robinson

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown ski racer Alice Robinson’s gutted after two ‘did not finish’ esults at the FIS World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Robinson’s coach, Cantabrian Chris Knight, got a course set for the race — the first time...

Repeat offender hid on lawn

By GUY WILLIAMS A repeat drink-driver from Arrowtown with a history of evading police will have to blow into a tube to start his car for at least the next six months. James Robert Manser, 46, company director, was sentenced in...

Remy making tracks

By PHILIP CHANDLER A top freeride mountain biker’s peddling Queenstown as the world’s best destination for his sport. Australian-raised 22-year-old Remy Morton — currently starring in Destination Queenstown’s ‘Flatten The Hill’ campaign — moved to the resort six summers ago and,...

‘Not adequate’

By GUY WILLIAMS The adequacy of a ‘Drive Safe’ form filled out by a German tourist at a Queenstown rental car company hours before her death in a horror crash near Dipton in 2017 has been slammed by a coroner. Marina...
By GUY WILLIAMS Nearly four months after five tourists were injured in a jetboat prang on Queenstown's Kawarau River, the official investigation has yet to be wrapped up. The Go Orange jetboat was carrying 23 passengers when it became beached between...
OPINION: I almost killed someone. The thought is so shocking to me I still have trouble processing it. In Queenstown you can name them all; the local people whose lives have been snuffed out by those reckless tourist drivers, who we...
A child's believed to have lost both her hands and a woman is understood to have lost an arm in a horror crash on the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road on Tuesday. The single-vehicle crash, involving a bus operated by Awing Travel NZ...

Miracle Marie

A young German woman left lying seriously injured for six hours after a Queenstown crash is a "fighter", but may never fully recover, her mother says. Four-and-a-half months later, Marie Spendig is still in a rehab hospital near Hamburg. The 22-year-old's...
A Queenstown man has been charged over a horror crash that left a German woman in a critical condition. Police announced today that a 26-year-old Queenstown man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, in...
A woman left in a "very critical'' condition following a Queenstown car crash appears to have been abandoned by others in the vehicle. Sergeant Steve Watt said police believed two other people were in the black Honda Odyssey when it...

Motorcylist injured in crash

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a collision between a motorbike and car in Queenstown's CBD. Police, St John and firefighters are the scene of the crash, at a roundabout on Man Street. A St John spokesman said the man...
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