Mayor joins jet set

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IN case you wondered, outgoing mayor Clive Geddes is on a private trip to Russia. Not long ago, he visited that other great Communist power, China, on a ratepayer-supported trip to the Shanghai expo. He also fitted in a ratepayer-funded trip to the United States early this year.

THE most valuable volleyball court in the country has to be the grass one outside the Bungy Backpackers in Stanley Street.

THE TrustPower Queenstown Lakes Community Awards on Monday provided overdue recognition to the organisers of the Glenorchy Races, the Lakeside Rugby Club. Since the ’60s the annual picnic race-day has pumped more than $100,000 into sustaining the Glenorchy community.

THE new Midtown Medical Centre has a sign on its surgery proclaiming: “Smile Your Way To Wellness”. So it’s that simple, is it?