Commerce Commission

Slump could see young leave

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown faces the risk of becoming a retirement village, the mayor’s warning, amidst the latest slump in the resort’s economy. Jobseeker claims are up almost 1300% from where they stood before the Covid-19 outbreak, peaking with 525 claimants...

Power play over hike

Chamber of Commerce boss Anna Mickell says a "raft of complex legislation" is partly to blame for Queenstown's clapped-out electricity infrastructure. She's "shocked" by the scale of power price hikes expected to result from a $55 million, three-year upgrade programme...
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