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2008-07-03 15:00:10

By HINE, Will in Queenstown UEENSTOWN'S biggest party of the year has come with a hangover, with 18 people arrested for drink-driving during the opening days of Winterfestival. Sergeant Bruce Martin, of the Rural Drink Drive Squad, said his team tested 2605 drivers at checkpoints on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and nabbed 16 people who were over the limit. He described the haul as "very disappointing" and said police would expect fewer than 10 offenders in an enforcement...

2008-06-16 15:00:33

By HEATHER, Ben in Queenstown UEENSTOWN Airport Corporation's information day failed to impress Frankton residents concerned about noisy night flights. The airport laid out plans for their expanded noise boundary and new midnight flight curfew, at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday. However, people who attended said they were unimpressed. Marian Sim lives in McBride St, which will be swallowed by the proposed expanded noise boundaries. She expected a public meeting, not...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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