Plane ‘crashes’ into lake
Cool off at the cop shop
A male was approached this week by staff at a Wanaka hotel as he was illegally using the hot pools in the hotel complex.
He became abusive and waved a folding knife at them, advised them that he had an anger problem and left.
Police say if you want to warm yourself up in a hot pool that you do not have the rights to use then you will find yourself cooling off in their ‘concrete lined room’.
What’s that smell?
An Englishman living in Queenstown was arrested for cannabis cultivation at 4am on Tuesday morning after police visited his Fernhill flat in relation to a disturbance happening there. In the process of dealing with the disturbance between two flatmates, police discovered a cannabis growing operation, and the man was arrested. He will appear in the Queenstown District Court in June.
Not even a full moon
Queenstown police dealt with a series of bizarre behaviours on Monday night, starting with a woman who was threatened by a man in KFC on Camp St. The woman laid a complaint with police after she observed a man allegedly threatening a woman because her baby was crying about 7pm.
When she verbally intervened, she was threatened too. At 12.40am a man was arrested for offensive behaviour for walking around Camp St with his pants down.
At 2am a man allegedly assaulted a door man at the Sky City casino at Steamer Wharf. Senior constable Julian Cahill said the man allegedly grabbed the doorman’s genitals and squeezed, then left the scene. Queenstown Airport’s biennial full-scale emergency training exercise kicked off with wailing sirens, flashing lights and an imaginary splash-down on Monday night, as rescuers reacted to a ‘lake landing’ scenario.
The exercise involved multiple agencies, including police, fire service, coastguard and Red Cross, as well as Queenstown Lakes District Council emergency staff and the Queenstown harbourmaster team.
The exercise started with fire sirens blaring at 5.35pm and emergency services gathering at Frankton Marina.
The scenario involved a passenger plane ‘ditching’ in the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu with 15 people on board, along with a cargo containing dangerous goods.
The 15 ‘victims’ of the plane crash were played by Queenstown locals.
Fishing guide Craig Hind said he was glad to volunteer for the