local body elections

Jim Boult will serve a second term as Queenstown's mayor, after a challenging campaign against the backdrop of public unrest over growth. Boult received more than half the 11,045 votes cast, based on provisional results, similar to his 2016 result. Speaking...
I have been supporting the community for most of the 31 years my wife and I have lived in Queenstown. The last six as a councillor. I currently sit on the infrastructure committee, community services committee, The Heritage Trust and...
It's clear to most observers that the direction the district is heading in does not have the blessing of our existing residents and there's a clear disconnect between the growth pursued by the senior leadership team at council and...
  As I'm writing, this council's decision on Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC) new draft Statement of Intent looms. By now we know the outcome. If they haven't rejected the new draft with its unchanged 'expand to meet demand' objectives, my position is...
  We live in a special and unique part of the world, which we all want to see preserved and enhanced. The current growth we are experiencing is challenging our place and our values. Our place is being challenged environmentally; our...

Boult’s hat in ring

Jim Boult's not satisfied. The one-term mayor announced yesterday he wants to remain in the hot seat for another three years, citing worker accommodation and spatial planning as two things that haven't been "adequately addressed". He tells Mountain Scene masterplanning for...
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