Labour

G’DAY Kris. We haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet — come to think of it, I’m actually not sure if too many people down our way have. Infactually (it’s a word, I decided), I’m reasonably confident your predecessor, Iain, only...
PART three of my thrilling trilogy, ‘the lead-up to the general election’, has me talking about death and drugs, of course. This is the discussion about the two referendums, or referenda (both are correct, I checked), that will be included in...

Boycott appeal

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown restaurateur’s urging industry colleagues to boycott controversial American-owned food delivery giant, Uber Eats. The app-based company on Wednesday announced it’s launching in Queenstown, along with New Plymouth and Nelson, in early October, to extend its New Zealand...

Labour looks to set up shop

The Labour Party's looking to muscle in on National's territory and set up a local branch. A meeting's being held tonight to see if there's enough interest in setting up shop. Party member and meeting organiser Gordon Dickson says it's a...

Housing handout boost

National's making a late bid for votes from Queenstown's desperate first-home buyers. Building and Construction spokesman Nick Smith says he's asked officials to look at hiking Queenstown's upper limits for the government's HomeStart grants. "The most likely outcome is that it will...

Pollie plans tax payback

A political party is touting a novel way to fund Queenstown's under-pressure infrastructure in the run-up to September's election. ACT proposes returning half the GST from the value of building consents to local councils to fund vital infrastructure projects. "It would...
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