Simon Bridges

New National Party leader Simon Bridges is promising to revisit his party's visitor levy policy. Bridges' former National-led government, ousted six months ago, was firmly opposed to any sort of visitor levy, to the frustration of local mayor Jim Boult...

Resort pair in Nats bid

Former Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden wants to take disgraced local MP Todd Barclay's job. She and ex-Queenstown councillor Craig Allan are believed to be among nine would-be National Party candidates for Clutha-Southland in the upcoming election. Despite National MP Barclay's...
The long-awaited four-laning of a stretch of State Highway 6 near Queenstown is expected to begin next year. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says in a statement the exact start date is "pending the outcome of the investigation stage" and the work...
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