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Posted 20 June, 2024

Police have been busy this week intercepting hungry, young light-fingered, overseas backpackers and credit card fraudsters, also freeing a teenager who couldn’t break out after she broke in.

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Posted 19 June, 2024

Passengers on a dramatic trans-Tasman flight that appeared to catch fire after leaving Queenstown on Monday have recounted the horror aboard the plane, with one fearing it was about to "break in two".

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Posted 18 June, 2024

The Winter Games NZ 2024 Freeski Slopestyle and Snowboard Halfpipe FIS Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) competitions have been upgraded to Australia New Zealand Cup Premium events.

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Posted 18 June, 2024

A passenger onboard last night's stricken Queenstown-Melbourne Virgin Australia flight has posted a dramatic video of flames shooting from the engine.

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Posted 18 June, 2024

Queenstown Airport's chief executive believes a large bird must have been involved in an incident which resulted in flames coming out of plane soon after take off.

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Posted 17 June, 2024

Reports suggest bird strikes were the cause of an engine fire that forced a Queenstown-Melbourne flight to make an emergency landing in Invercargill this evening.

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Posted 17 June, 2024

Residents of a new Queenstown development have lost contact with family members, while other homeowners have court dates for overdue fines, all because NZ Post will not deliver mail to their letterboxes.

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Posted 17 June, 2024

Queenstown Lakes is making a play for a huge chunk of the International Visitor Levy (IVL) collected at the border.

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Posted 16 June, 2024

It's not quite a winter wonderland yet but the Queenstown Lakes skifields have welcomed their first skiers and snowboarders for 2024.

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Posted 14 June, 2024

The Remarkables plans to open its learners slopes tomorrow, but Coronet Peak will remain closed.

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Posted 14 June, 2024

Please raise your hand if you’ve ever heard a visitor or newcomer saying "I’ve come to Queenstown cause it’s always been my dream to ride the Skyline Gondola".

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Posted 14 June, 2024

Queenstown Primary School pupils have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to protecting the environment.

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Posted 14 June, 2024

Analysis: What should visiting Aotearoa New Zealand cost your average tourist? The government has suggested raising the price of admission - otherwise known as the international visitor conservation and tourism levy (IVL) - from $35 to $100.

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Posted 13 June, 2024

Cardrona Alpine Resort is set for a limited opening this Saturday, June 15.

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Posted 13 June, 2024

A potential car thief, some bad drivers and icy mishaps on the usual winter black spots have made for a typical pre-ski season week for Police.

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Posted 13 June, 2024

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its final report on the helicopter accident which killed three people in October 2018.

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Posted 13 June, 2024

Snow guns are going full bore as southern ski fields prepare to welcome onto their slopes.

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Posted 12 June, 2024

Fiordland's Homer Tunnel has finally had its $29 million upgrade completed, with the most visual improvement being a new avalanche shelter at its eastern entrance.

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Posted 12 June, 2024

It's one of the coldest mornings so far in 2024 for Queenstown Lakes and the region, with temperatures well-below freezing.

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Posted 11 June, 2024

Mark Harris, managing director of Queenstown-based New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, with his post-budget opinion on the property sector

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