Council boss Feeley resigns


Queenstown council boss Adam Feeley has resigned.

His resignation comes amid a worrying string of – but just a few weeks after he was praised by as “the best thing that has happened to the organisation”.

He announced his resignation this morning, telling staff he will stay in the district and, according to a council statement, “was looking forward to enjoying the outdoor lifestyle more, while pursuing other opportunities”.

Mayor Vanessa van Uden says he left the council in better shape than when he took over in 2012.

“We wish Adam well and thank him for what he has achieved in his three years with us.

“I will be discussing Adam’s resignation with councillors at the earliest opportunity and expect that we will begin recruitment swiftly.”

Feeley will finish up in late February.

by an Auditor-General investigation into a conflict of interest over so-called special housing areas – because his family trust put up a proposal.

But as revealed by Mountain Scene, Auditor-General Lyn Provost’s report reveals a – and perhaps a whiff of arrogance.