Queenstown police

Fallen colleagues recalled

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two hundred and five names were read out in Queenstown’s St Peter’s Church on Tuesday morning, as members of the resort’s thin blue line, and other members of the community, gathered for the annual Police Remembrance Day. The...
Jason Medina's a long-time Queenstown resident who last week completed 100 Canyon Swings in one day, raising money for St John after the charity and two resort cops saved his life last year Last Thursday morning I woke up early,...

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...

Abuse concerns

By MATTHEW MCKEW There are fears Covid-19 is providing the perfect excuse for abusers to isolate their victims, Age Concern’s warning. It comes at the same time as a City Hall report says Queenstown’s ‘‘young people’’ are facing ‘‘alcohol, drug and eating...

Jumping onboard for St John

By PHILIP CHANDLER It started as a crazy idea but it’s set to be a huge fundraiser for St John. Queenstowner Jason Medina’s planning on September 17 to complete up to 100 canyon swings with the ambitious goal of raising $50,000...

Thieves come clean

By TRACEY ROXBURGH All but one of the four people who stole items from outside Queenstown’s Hospice Shop late last month have had an attack of conscience. As reported in last week’s Mountain Scene, well-meaning Queenstowners dropped items off outside the Gorge Road...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH How low can you go? Four thieves have been captured on camera nicking skis, poles — and a kettle — which have a combined conservative value of $800 from outside Hospice Shop Queenstown on Sunday. Store manager John ‘Boggy’...
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...
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...

Drug warning

Just hours after bar owners, managers and security staff attended a 'drugs in bars' awareness seminar in Queenstown, a 28-year-old overdosed in a CBD hotspot. The man, understood to be a Queenstown local, started having seizures inside the Bungalow, on...

Vandal hunt

Queenstown cops are forensically testing alcohol bottles and cans left around Arrowtown School on Friday night to try to find the people responsible for vandalising it. Senior sergeant Paula Enoka says the incident occurred some time after 5pm last Friday. Two...

Resort’s thin blue line

Five police officers were acknowledged on 2019 Police Remembrance Day in Queenstown late last month – two receiving district commander commendations. Constables Matthew Hargreaves and Alexandra Cully were recognised for their life-saving efforts on May 15 in Queenstown when Hargreaves...
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