Two shop workers hid at the back of a dairy as a robber wearing a pillow case over his head demanded money and cigarettes around 11pm on Saturday.
The robber ended up fleeing empty-handed, but one of the workers at the Alexandra Night 'n Day, in Central Otago, suffered minor injuries when they were cut by a shard of glass.
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The "stink" from a landfill that greets visitors to Queenstown will be eradicated as part of a $7.8 million cleanup plan.
The Victoria Flats Landfill at Gibbston, 27 kilometres from Queenstown, has long been the subject of complaints by travellers on State Highway 6, commuters from Cromwell, and some Gibbston residents
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