Tanya Surrey

Let's face it. Most of us prick up our ears if we hear that someone appearing in court has been given name suppression. It’s human nature to be curious, and no one likes the feeling of not knowing what’s going on. The...

Fest’s stellar line-up

By MATTHEW MCKEW Just days after his award-winning play thrilled a Wakatipu audience, Tom Scott’s confirmed he’ll be here in person later this year. The cartoonist-turned-playwright’s famous for his satirical side-swipes — in 1982 he was even banned from former New Zealand Prime...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's arts community has received a timely funding boost. Central Lakes Trust has granted an extra $60,000 for 30 projects over the next 12 months. The money's been received by Creative Queenstown (CQ), which is calling for applications. CQ chair Margaret...

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...
When we toasted the arrival of 2020, who would have predicted within three months a virus spread to humans, from a bat in a wet-market in provincial China, would bring the world to its knees and wreak havoc on...

Prison for wannabe samurai

A Frankton man who threatened a team of arborists with a samurai sword last month has been jailed for 17 months. Jason John Bastion, 32, was arrested by armed police on January 29 after threatening the arborists outside the entrance...
YOURWORD by Tanya Surrey - a Queenstown lawyer with Mactodd Lawyers When you drive past Queenstown District Court on Monday mornings before 9am, you're likely to see a line of people waiting outside the court. Several will be facing a drink-driving...
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