Frankton Motor Camp

Battler joins the fray

By PHILIP CHANDLER A battle-hardened resort father of three preschoolers, living in a state house and surviving on ACC, wants your vote. Joel Rowlands, 35, is standing for The Opportunities Party (TOP) this election in the local Southland electorate as an advocate for...
By GUY WILLIAMS The transformation of the Frankton Motor Camp into a camping-only facility has been delayed by ... you guessed it, Covid-19. Work to clear the old cabins and caravans from the lakeside land began in March, before the lockdown began,...

Prison for wannabe samurai

A Frankton man who threatened a team of arborists with a samurai sword last month has been jailed for 17 months. Jason John Bastion, 32, was arrested by armed police on January 29 after threatening the arborists outside the entrance...

Camp nomad homeless again

A 73-year-old Queenstowner's getting used to bouncing between campgrounds. Part-time bus driver Grant Ramsay's among 100-plus Frankton Motor Camp residents being sent packing by Queenstown's council, which is redeveloping the prime lakefront site for camping, only, in time for next...
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