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Demand for methamphetamine is growing in Queenstown.

Queenstown grapples with increase in meth, gangs

Demand for the drug is growing fast.

Watch: Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

Alpine Fault: The probability of magnitude 8 quake in next 50 years

The last major rupture was in 1717.

Two men in their thirties have been arrested.

Police seize more than $200,000 of meth in Queenstown

The massive bust came with a warning.

Watch: Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures.

Earthquake hits South Island's Alpine Fault

Queenstown residents were shaken awake early on Sunday morning by a strong quake.

Queenstown residents have backed a levy on visitors by way of a bed tax.

Queenstown residents back bed tax

"We're just starting to creak a little at the seams and we need to future-proof the place."

Smash Mouth

Massive summer concerts will cater to every taste

The all-star line-up has something for everyone, from the '60s to the '00s.

Large clouds of smoke rose into the air.

Massive fire engulfs Queenstown car dealership

One person is reported injured.

Here's Saturday's WeatherWatch update.

Severe weather, snow to hit on Mother's Day

Maybe don't plan a brunch outdoors.

Kaikoura resident Dave Lyon confronted a tourist and filmed him while he was relieving himself at the beach.

Kiwis no longer worried by freedom campers - survey

But there's a marked difference in levels of concern between the North and South islands.


Weather: Heavy snow threatens to replace warm afternoons

It's expected to get chilly in the south.


Queenstown ski fields boosted by $35m upgrades

There's just over a month until the Central Otago ski season opens.

The hotel will open in early 2021.

Plans for new Queenstown hotel revealed

The hotel will open in early 2021.

Police said a member of the public noticed a strong smell coming from a vehicle.

French nationals found with $50,000 of cannabis in Queenstown

Someone noticed a strong smell from their vehicle

kiwifruit easter egg

World's first deep-fried kiwifruit Easter egg goes on sale

"We gave it to someone yesterday and they went, 'Wow, ths is amazing!'"

The young girl has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital.

Young girl in critical condition after being hit by car

She's been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital.

Aerial view of Queenstown Airport

Air traffic controllers calling in sick causes Queenstown cancellations

Airways says flights from 7.30pm will be affected.

A man who slept in his car on Rees St in Queenstown was fined for freedom camping.

Drunk man fined for freedom camping after sleeping in his car

"I'm trying to be responsible here, but I'm being punished."


Two badly hurt in Queenstown crash

Both have been taken to Lakes District Hospital.

View over Queenstown from the Gondola, with Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, Queenstown, Otago, South Island, New Zealand, Oceania.

Two charged over Queenstown attack that left victim in coma

Information provided to police led directly to their arrest.


Queenstown bus drivers go on strike

The 24-hour strike started at just after midnight.