Spi­der­man fights English­man at a bar

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stargaze. Daegeun Yun, 50, was part of a Korean tour group stay­ing at the Swiss Bel­re­sort Coronet ho­tel, se­nior con­sta­ble Chris Black­ford, of Queen­stown, said yes­ter­day. He had told his wife that he was go­ing out­side at 10.15pm and shortly af­ter­wards he was struck by a ve­hi­cle driven by a Queen­stown man on his way home. ‘‘He told his wife that he was go­ing out to look at the stars. Ini­tial indi­ca­tions are that he was stand­ing on the road near the fog line. He was wear­ing dark cloth­ing, a black jacket and black trousers.’’ His body has been taken to Christchurch for a post-mortem and po­lice have also spo­ken to the Korean Em­bassy. Po­lice also spoke to a wit­ness who was driv­ing be­hind the ve­hi­cle that struck the man and stopped to of­fer help along­side a fire­fighter who was at the scene. has ap­pealed for any wit­nesses to get in touch.

Prop­erty de­vel­oper re­manded

A 54-year-old Queen­stown de­vel­oper faces a raft of charges in an al­leged in­ter­na­tional prop­erty swin­dle. Kerry Colin Chris­tian ap­peared be­fore Judge John Stret­tell in the Queen­stown Dis­trict Court on Mon­day to face 10 fraud-re­lated charges for al­leged of­fend­ing on dates be­tween July last year and May in Wanaka, Wellington, Whangarei and Tau­ranga. Some of the charges re­lated to prop­er­ties in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee and Ari­zona in the US. He faces two charges of mak­ing dec­la­ra­tions that would amount to per­jury if taken un­der oath; two counts of dis­hon­estly us­ing a doc­u­ment, namely es­crow, with in­tent to ob­tain a pe­cu­niary ad­van­tage; dis­hon­estly us­ing a doc­u­ment, a US prop­erty or­der form; two charges of re­ceiv­ing sums, $16,500 over­all, in cir­cum­stances where he was re­quired to ac­count; dis­hon­estly us­ing a doc­u­ment, namely an or­der form; caus­ing a loss of $30,300 by over-stat­ing the pur­chase price of a prop­erty in Ari­zona; and hav­ing re­ceived $29,700 that re­quired him to ac­count in­ten­tion­ally dealt with the prop­erty oth­er­wise. Lawyer So­nia Vi­dal sought a remand with­out plea as coun­sel was likely to be based in Ro­torua and asked for in­terim name sup­pres­sion. Judge Stret­tell said any name sup­pres­sion was un­likely to be ex­tended af­ter the first remand. Af­ter an ad­journ­ment, Mr Chris­tian was re­manded with­out plea and in­terim name sup­pres­sion was not pur­sued. He was re­manded on bail to ap­pear on De­cem­ber 2.

Drink-driv­ing caus­ing in­jury

Maija Onzule, 24, of Wanaka, was sen­tenced to 200 hours’ com­mu­nity work, six months’ su­per­vi­sion and dis­qual­i­fied for 13 months for driv­ing with ex­cess blood, 138mg, caus­ing bod­ily in­jury, on Au­gust 4. The court was told she had a heated ar­gu­ment with her part­ner in Queen­stown and de­cided to drive back to Wanaka with her flat­mate but crashed on the Cardrona Val­ley Rd. She lost con­trol of the ve­hi­cle, which col­lided with a metal pipe, crashed through a fence and rolled on to its roof in a pad­dock. She was in­jured and trapped in the car while the pas­sen­ger was thrown from the car. He suf­fered a bro­ken leg, con­cus­sion and bruis­ing.

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