Labour Party

MOST of us hold strong opinions as to what we want from elected officials, but are they well informed and do we apply enough rigour in our judgement of politicians and how their policies actually deliver on the ideals we hold...

Silicon resort

By MATTHEW MCKEW International tech firms could soon have offices at a new Queenstown innovation campus, providing a piece of land can be found. Former developer Ross Allan, who brought Dell to New Zealand in the late ‘90s, says he’s lined up...

Park branches into gallery

A QUEENSTOWN-born artist is organising an art show to benefit the local Kiwi Birdlife Park. Professional artist and tutor Ira Mitchell (above) has pulled together 20 works for the fundraising exhibition, which will open at the park at 5pm tomorrow...

Hamish humbled by support

By PHILIP CHANDLER Local Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker, forced to resign last month after leaking Covid-19 patient details, says he’s come out of it ‘‘a much stronger person’’. In his first print media interview, the Queenstowner, who leaves politics at October’s general...

‘Not for novices’

QUEENSTOWN’S mayor and other prominent locals hope the resort’s next Member of Parliament gets swiftly up to speed with its pressing issues. Mayor Jim Boult says first-term National MP Hamish Walker, who resigned last week after leaking confidential details of Covid-19...
Queenstown's mayor hopes he'll know how the new Labour-led government's policies will affect the resort as soon as possible. Jim Boult says he understands new ministers need to get their feet under the Cabinet table, but he's already asked Tourism...
OPINION: Congratulations to Labour and the Greens for wooing Winston and forming a new government. I'm picking the yoga lessons taken in opposition helped keep your hamstrings flexible enough to accommodate the bending required to meet Winston's demands? While myself and...

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...
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