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Support keeps Essi smiling

By MATTHEW MCKEW She's back at work and wearing her infamous, infectious smile again thanks to Queenstown’s community spirit. Finnish bartender Essi Lehtonen’s had a tough few months but the staff, regulars and friends of Frankton Arm Tavern rallied round her...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in Queenstown this week. An Aucklander in her mid-50s had been dining at Blue Kanu with her...
By GUY WILLIAMS A pissed Brit's sucker-punch left a man lying unconscious on a Camp Street footpath with blood streaming from his ear. Queenstown electrician Daniel Joseph O'Rourke then ran away, clutching food he'd just bought from Night 'n Day. It was...

Crash victim loses arm

A Queenstown father of two has had his arm amputated following a crash on Frankton Road earlier this month. Lochana Kulasiri was trapped in his vehicle after the three-car pile-up near the intersection with Middleton Rd about 7.25am on Saturday,...
Today marks a major milestone for former New Zealand mountain bike champ Alanna Columb – it's one year since her horrific bike crash. The 30-year-old Queenstowner suffered a severe brain injury after crashing at the Gorge Road Jump Park, not...
A man is dead and another is in a critical condition at Dunedin Hospital after an incident involving a truck near Queenstown yesterday. Emergency services were called to a property at the Closeburn Station subdivision, just before 4pm, when they...
The Queenstown man whose arm was crushed in a conveyor belt is finally back at home after undergoing two more operations at Dunedin Hospital. Daniel Figueroa returned home last week after spending six of the past seven weeks — including...
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