Lakes District Hospital

An Arrowtown woman was almost five times over the legal booze limit when she wrote off her car at swanky Millbrook Resort in January. The 41-year-old's been granted interim name suppression until her sentencing, next month, on "extreme hardship" grounds, based...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A QUEENSTOWN stem cell company's offering speeded-up testing for the Covid-19 virus spreading the world and locking down New Zealand, and other countries. Regen Cellular, through its network, claims it has access to hundreds of thousands of 15-minute...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Hotels in Queenstown may be needed for makeshift hospital wards should an outbreak of Covid-19 become widespread, a doctor's warning. Dr Sam Hazledine, of locally-based recruitment agency MedWorld, is working with the Ministry of Health to pull retired...
By MATTHEW MCKEW MIDWIVES in the Queenstown-Lakes region are carrying out home visits to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection. An alternative location’s also being prepared away from Lakes District Hospital for when home visits aren’t possible. Southern District Health Board’s head...

Lime squeeze

As Queenstowners put the boot into Lime scooters on social media, the resort's chamber of commerce boss warns an "ill-conceived" trial could set back a badly-needed transition to other modes of transport. Anna Mickell says the chamber's not opposed to...
An Arrowtowner's livid that Queenstown's hospital bumped her from a fracture clinic six days after breaking her elbow. After breaking her right elbow in a fall late one recent Saturday night, Lesley Morel drove to Lakes District Hospital (LDH) where...
If you think moving house is hard, try moving an emergency department. Lakes District Hospital staff started moving from the old ED in to the new, purpose-built wing last week – something they've waited nine years to do. The shift was...
Christmas came late for an Arrowtown family who welcomed twins into the world on Boxing Day morning. Chevy-Violet and Shelby-Rogue Welland were born just half an hour after mum Clare, dad Matt and older sister Savannah-Rose arrived at Frankton's Lakes...
Queenstown Airport has put its growth plans on hold after a jet-blast of protest but moves to schedule more services into Wanaka are also likely to meet opposition. Nearly 1500 people and 19 groups had their say on the proposal...
In pain and bleeding, Queenstowner Dan Turner dragged himself out of his crashed ute and carried the tourist who had just hit him head-on away from her burning car. The 32-year-old, who was seriously injured in yesterday's early-morning crash, says...
Detailed plans are being prepared for the upgrade of Frankton’s Lakes District Hospital, although building work is not expected to start until the end of the year. The community representative on the steering group overseeing the upgrade, Tony Hill, says...

Bungy staffers pitch in

A Queenstown tourism giant's staff helped at a crash scene yesterday. AJ Hackett Bungy staffers helped St John paramedics and fire volunteers attend to motorcyclists injured on State Highway 6 outside the bungy company’s Kawarau Bridge operation about 2pm yesterday. The...
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