Dear John Key,
Thanks for arranging that deal last week to get to visit us in 2018. That’s a great incentive for Amway’s staff – and a chance for Queenstowners to reflect on how we’ll cope.
We’re worried, Mr Key. The town isn’t keeping up with tourist demand and there isn’t much of a “shoulder season” any more.
It’s not just . and rents are out of control. There’s a growing gap between what people are paid and what they can afford.
The council line is “we’ve got this”, that fast-tracked housing’s . But it’s not coming .
We’ve talked to the government about a , they say, and submitted a for a convention centre.
But there’s silence from Wellington.
Can you level with us? Are the proposals too sketchy? Is it too close to the next election?
There has been progress – millions of dollars spent on and wider state highways and a being built over the Kawarau River. Thanks for that.
But we’re worried about how we can afford to live here.
Mountain Scene is asking the people of Queenstown to make a ‘Plea to Key’ by sending this page, and their comments, to you at your Freepost address (Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160). Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you help? We’d really like to know.