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One bar's been the final watering hole for a quarter of late night boozed-up offenders dealt with by resort cops, Mountain Scene can reveal. But police won't say which one it is. The decision's come under fire from an addiction expert,...
Queenstown: A four-year-old girl struck by a car in Jack's Point three weeks ago is making ''positive progress'', police say. Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said he understood the girl had been transferred to Auckland's Starship Hospital for further treatment. She...
Testing of Queenstown's poos and wees has confirmed the popularity of party drug ecstasy in the resort. Results from the first three months of nationwide wastewater testing, from November to January, show the Class B-controlled (high risk) drug, also known...

Top resort cop targeted

A Queenstown cop's been targeted by a US-based, anti-gun control Facebook page, which has shared his contact details with more than 220,000 followers. A post featuring a photo of detective senior sergeant Malcolm Inglis' business card appeared on the page...
A German woman found in a crashed car in Queenstown remains in a coma and will likely be in hospital for months, Queenstown Police say. The 22-year-old was discovered in the upturned Honda Odyssey on scrub land behind a building...
Queenstown cops are investigating after a person was spotted pointing a firearm out of a car window in the resort. Police were contacted about the incident at 11.30am on Monday, after a passenger in a car driving around Queenstown was...
A person was critically injured in a car crash in Queenstown overnight. Police were called to a single vehicle crash on Peninsula Road at Kelvin Heights about 1am. One person received critical injuries, and the Serious Crash Unit was in attendance,...
Police are appealing for information following a hit and run in Queenstown last night. A police spokeswoman said a pedestrian was hit by a car at 8.35pm on Saturday, on State Highway 6 near the Queenstown Events Centre. The victim suffered...
A woman left in a "very critical'' condition following a Queenstown car crash appears to have been abandoned by others in the vehicle. Sergeant Steve Watt said police believed two other people were in the black Honda Odyssey when it...

Tool theft spree

Burglars appear to be targeting tradie tools in Queenstown again, with police investigating a spree of burglaries and break-ins. Sergeant Steve Watt said three cars were broken into in the Haddow's Place/Bridesdale Drive area of Lake Hayes Estate overnight on...
A Canadian working holiday-maker was arrested at Queenstown Airport on Tuesday as he attempted to skip the country to avoid a drink-driving charge. Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said the 23-year-old quit his job in the resort and booked flights...

Violent weekend in resort

Seven people were assaulted, six in unprovoked attacks, during a weekend of violence in Queenstown. Victims included a woman on crutches, a 60-year-old man who was pushed into Lake Wakatipu, and a man who was hospitalised after being knocked unconscious...
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