Queenstown Lakes District Council. Queenstown

Crate Day crack down

Officers at the Queenstown Lakes District Council are calling for a district-wide alcohol ban in public places for National Crate Day and have suggested extending daily alcohol ban periods to minimise harm and offensive behaviour. About 300 people descended on...

Code, schmode

A council gagging order isn't worth the paper it's written on - but won't be removed. Before last year's local body elections, Mountain Scene raised the issue of a "potentially dangerous'' gagging clause in Queenstown council's code of conduct, forbidding elected...