Richard Thomas

Chamber ready for fight

Queenstown's chamber of commerce president says the resort would be "crippled" without foreign workers. Richard Thomas is hopeful the new government will take a regional approach to immigration, despite promising to slash net migration. "They can't take an Auckland-like approach to...

Heritage park invite snub

A descendant of Queenstown's founder is miffed she wasn't invited to the opening of a heritage park in his honour. Kapiti Coast-based Rosemary Marryatt, a great-granddaughter of William Rees, successfully badgered the council and developer of the Lake's Edge subdivision...