John Fookes

Sarge steps up in reshuffle

A local copper's plodding a new beat after a temporary reshuffle at the top. Sergeant Jon Bisset's stepping up while long-term Queenstowner senior sergeant John Fookes travels for eight months. Bisset, who steps in as acting senior sergeant, is getting to...

Booze bash blemish

A quarter of all crimes involving victims in Queenstown Lakes district over the past two years were assaults. Crime stats released by New Zealand Police show what many in the town already know anecdotally – boozy violence is one of the resort's...