Cath Gilmour


Queenstown/Wakatipu ward (six seats)

Age: 50 

Job: Queenstown Lakes councillor 

Family: Partner John and daughter Hebe Hilhorst 

Years in the Wakatipu: 15 fulltime, 33 as Invercargill-based cribby 

Main claim to fame in the resort: Probably say my distinctive laugh 

Main reason for standing: because I am an effective, action-driven advocate and representative for the community and place I am passionate about 

Single biggest issue of interest: Pushing for better information and process to make sure decisions council makes are the best for our community long-term 

Biggest gaffe: Would have been ignoring my family and friends here for my 50th this weekend to choose between the several instances vying for top spot…