rugby police

A force to be reckoned with

The boys in blue played the boys in blue in a rugby game in Queenstown yesterday, with the boys in maroon proving the better side on the day.

DQ boss quits job after 8 months

BY WILL HINE - The Southland Times

Destination Queenstown chief executive Stephen Pahl resigned yesterday after fewer than eight months in the job, citing family and temporary health issues.

Hang-glider pilot fined $4750

The Southland Times

A former Queenstown commercial hang-glider pilot was yesterday fined $4750 in the Queenstown District Court for flying without a licence.

Tree fall investigated

The Queenstown Lakes District Council chopped down a rotting poplar around the corner from Russell Liggett's home a year ago but never checked the tree that killed him.

Southern skifields preferred venues

BY NATHAN BURDON - The Southland Times

Queenstown and Wanaka are the preferred venues for the 2010 snowboard and freestyle junior world championships, the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced yesterday.

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