central government

Call for $278m boost

A $278 million government fillip is needed to maintain Queenstown as New Zealand's tourist mecca, a new report shows. The Queenstown Lakes District Council-commissioned business case, delivered to the Government ahead of this year's Budget, calls for Central Government investment...
Queenstown could be used as a guinea pig for a national tourist tax, the mayor says. Jim Boult and City Hall boss Mike Theelen are meeting government ministers next week to talk shop about the resort's infrastructure woes. A visitor levy...
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