Mayor Jim Boult

‘One Lane Bridge’ 2.0

By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re still reeling at last week’s news that Queenstown’s missing out on hosting visiting Rugby Championship sides, there’s some ‘reely’ good news this week. A second series of Queenstown-based TV crime thriller One Lane Bridge has been...

‘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...

Businesses defy downturn

By PHILIP CHANDLER WHAT downturn? Despite Covid-19 border closures causing business carnage, five operators - an art gallery, a car dealership and three hospo companies managed to open new outlets between last Friday and Monday. After fashion store World closed in Church...

Sued over Stonewood

Queenstown's mayor will remain in the top job as he faces legal action over the collapse of Stonewood Homes. Mayor Jim Boult and Stonewood founder Brent Mettrick are embroiled in a legal battle following the filing of a statement of...
Queenstown's mayor is facing legal action over the collapse of building company Stonewood Homes. A statement of claim has been lodged at the High Court in Christchurch against Queenstown Lakes District mayor Jim Boult and Stonewood founder Brent Mettrick. The plaintiffs...

Boult’s open council move

Queenstown's new mayor has named his deputy and re-introduced standing committees - removing a level of secrecy. Mayor Jim Boult was sworn in this afternoon and made Cr Calum MacLeod his deputy. Boult also reinstated four standing committees, which will come...
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