Geddes gives tips to Queenstown mayoral wannabes


Outgoing Queenstown Lakes District mayor Clive Geddes will give potential replacements an insight into the job at a candidate meeting in the resort tonight. 

The rundown is being held at council chambers at 5pm and will inform people about how to get nominated, the legal requirements involved and a taste of what it’s like to be an elected member. 

Geddes (right) is stepping down from top spot at Queenstown Lakes District Council after nine years and mayoral nominations open on Friday. 

Deputy mayor John Wilson and councillor Vanessa van Uden have already put their hands up for the position.
Nominations for the local body elections in October need to be backed by two nominees and require a $200 deposit. They close at lunchtime on August 20. 

More than 20 people attended a candidate session held in Wanaka on Monday night QLDC electoral officer Jane Robertson says. 

“It’s a big job, demanding at times but extremely rewarding,” Robertson adds.