Paula Bennett

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has signalled central government will pour millions into special Queenstown projects if they stack up. Bennett, who's also tourism minister, was in the resort yesterday to hear again about the challenges of growth. While she categorically...

Bennett’s bed tax blow

A bed or border tax to bolster Queenstown looks dead in the water. Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has given a clear indication the government's unlikely to allow direct tourist charges. She says she's aware of the pressure caused by the booming...

‘We’re a charity case’

Queenstown's housing trust is gearing up for another court battle to prove it's a charity. The trust, which provides houses for locals who'd otherwise struggle to live here, was deregistered as a charity in 2010 – then lost a subsequent...
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