Judge Russell Walker

When a company boss thought a teenager had skived off with his wife’s purse on a night out in Queenstown last year, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Encountering the alleged thief on the dark streets of...

Double-dipper goes down

By GUY WILLIAMS An ex-Queenstown property manager who swindled two women of more than $230,000 has avoided jail. Matthew James Moller Christensen, 30, was employed in 2014 by Julie Jack to manage apartments at the Mantra Marina — now the Marina...

Man hails bail conditions

A former resort bouncer who watched CCTV footage of himself in full-flight fight mode says it was an ‘‘eye-opener’’ for him, and he doesn’t want to ‘‘be like that ever again in my life’’. In Queenstown’s court last Monday, Ryan...

New JP for resort

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's 19th Justice of the Peace has been sworn in. Annalisa (Lisa) White took the oath in Queenstown’s court on Monday before Judge Russell Walker, with her proud family, husband Matthew and children Abigail, 15, and Dylan, 12, friends...

Till theft guts colleagues

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown Cookie Time store workers felt ‘‘a sense of betrayal’’ after its manager was caught stealing nearly $2000 from its till over a five-month period, a judge says. Elsa Evangelina Velazquez Robledo, 31, had been store manager for two...
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