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By ANNA LEASK A 20-year-old Cromwell man’s been arrested and charged with robbery following a violent attack on a ‘‘good samaritan’’ near Queenstown in March. But the alleged victim’s also being charged after cops established the attack wasn’t random. At the time,...
A Frankton builder convicted for sexually assaulting a resort woman in January already has a conviction for a similar assault on a drunk French tourist in 2016. Steven Enting, 36, was sentenced to four months’ home detention and given a...
By GUY WILLIAMS An Irishman’s looking at jail time after police found more than 2400 ecstasy pills at his Arthurs Point home. Keith Singleton, 30, was on Tuesday convicted on two charges of dealing the ‘Pink Strawberry’ party pills when he...
A Queentown'ers got to spend the next 20 months on home detention, if he can find a suitable address, after he seriously assaulted his female flatmate in May. Ashley Alan Rowlands, 33, was on the booze at home with the...

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...

Repeat offender hid on lawn

By GUY WILLIAMS A repeat drink-driver from Arrowtown with a history of evading police will have to blow into a tube to start his car for at least the next six months. James Robert Manser, 46, company director, was sentenced in...
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...

Fine for Kmart cock-up

By GUY WILLIAMS A former Dominion Constructors employee is facing a $38,000 fine after "taking the rap" for the cutting of steel reinforcing bars during the construction of Queenstown's Kmart building. Jason Buehler, who's now living in Canada, was to have been...
By GUY WILLIAMS Former TV cameraman and convicted fraudster Damon Forde has been ordered to pay $4500 in legal costs to a part-time Queenstown resident after a failed complaint to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). Forde, 47, claimed he was unjustifiably...
The man behind the wheel of a bus and trailer that crashed in Wilson Bay in January, causing horrific injuries to two Chinese tourists, had bid for name suppression refused in Queenstown's court last week. It's the first time Christchurch...

Remembering our Noelene

Noelene Tait wouldn't have wanted to be remembered as "that old lady who died in a car accident", her son says. The 84-year-old Queenstowner died last on January 14 after a crash on Frankton Road. Hundreds turned out to pay their...
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