Kingston

Horror crash haunts witness

The truckie who witnessed a horror double-fatal accident near Kingston says the "nightmare" stretch of State Highway 6 is one of New Zealand's most dangerous roads. Gore truck driver Bruce Moffatt's still struggling to come to terms with seeing the...

Crash victim named

Police have released the name of one of two people killed after a car and bus collided near Kingston. Police this afternoon confirmed that 23-year-old American Spencer Jason Hom Dow was the person who was killed at the scene in the...

Crash raises safety fears

A "horrific" fatal crash near Kingston has fanned safety concerns regarding the tourist highway heading into the busy summer season. One person was killed and 10 injured, one critically, after a car and bus collided on State Highway 6 just...
Urgent action is needed to prevent another tragedy on the Kingston Road after an Indian man was killed in a car crash near the Devil's Staircase on Sunday. That's the view of residents and the boss of Southern Discoveries, operator...

Kingston’s new flyer

A pilot-training organisation banished from Queenstown Airport is set to fly again – in Kingston. The long-established Wakatipu Aero Club has been fighting for its survival since Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) unexpectedly cancelled its lease in 2015 on the grounds...
The Kingston Flyer's former owner has died. Well-known Marlborough winegrower David Bryce died surrounded by family at home on Monday. He was 59. Bryce bought the Flyer in 2011 and spent $1.3 million on restoration before a relaunch in 2012. After...

Council puts hand out

Queenstown's council wants to borrow $56 million from the government to spark the development of at least 3000 new homes. The authority has submitted four bids to the government's $1 billion infrastructure fund. It wants cash for a town centre bypass,...
News of the Kingston Flyer’s sale has sparked tears and applause in the local community yesterday. There was a round of applause at long-time Flyer driver and manager Russell Glendinning’s funeral in Lumsden, while Flyer advocate Karl Barkley, who set...

Flyer back on track

A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track. The vintage Kingston Flyer steam train has this week been bought by a consortium of local investors. Based full-time in Kingston since 1971, the...
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