Rik Van Dijk

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free Wakatipu Waiata for Australia's being held on Queenstown's Rec Ground, from 11am till 7pm, raising...

Lawyer guns for Crate Day

A Queenstown lawyer's proposing a bylaw to ban Crate Day gatherings in the resort. Bryce Whiting says the unofficial summer opener is a "real hark back to the days of irresponsible drinking in New Zealand". About 300 people gathered on Queenstown's...
Queenstown Police are floating the idea of a 24-hour ban on public drinking in the wake of last Saturday's Crate Day chaos in the resort. But Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says he hopes a total ban can be avoided...
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