local government

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ways to ensure community views are used to shape policies at a local government level will be traversed at the first ‘Reset’ discussion in Queenstown next week, being hosted by Max Rushbrooke. The democracy advocate, academic and author...
I have really enjoyed the last three years, learnt so much. I stood last time because I felt Queenstown was at a crossroads, make or break. I felt moaning about it was not an acceptable option. I wanted to try...
  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...
It's difficult to get people excited about local government, so let's start with an attention-grabber. Apparently, kissing boosts the immune system and lowers stress. One million bacteria (of which there are 600 types) exchange hosts. Wow! Who'd have thought? A...
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