Council elections

OPINION: Standing for council this year was not a decision that I made lightly, knowing it would take a lot of time from my family to represent the local people of our area. After talking with my family, I believe...
OPINION: Standing for council is a privilege and a huge responsibility. People often ask what your views are on this subject or that and fair enough, but the reality is that council should serve the community and you must be...
The divide between incumbents and council hopefuls appears to be growing, as the old guard highlights the need for consistency while new candidates hit out at the status quo. A large crowd turned out for a Queenstown council candidates meeting...
My past three years as a councillor have not dimmed my enthusiasm, passion and energy for our community. We are seriously starting to make progress on some big projects in the Lakes district, yet we have much to do. I...
I have had the pleasure of being an elected councillor for the past three years and being an active member of the great team we have had around the council table. Last election I campaigned as I was very frustrated...
There'll be extra squawking at Queenstown's Kiwi Birdlife Park this coming Tuesday, from 5.30pm, as local council election candidates are grilled over their views on conservation, sustainability and the environment. The meeting's the launch of a lecture series called 'Talks...

Kiddle to contest mayoralty

Anti-visitor levy campaigner Nik Kiddle has confirmed he's throwing his hat in the ring for the Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty. He's the third candidate to enter the race, joining incumbent Jim Boult and former candidate Al Angus. Kiddle, who owns Queenstown...
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