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...