Simon Hayes


Running for Queenstown Lakes mayor

Age: 58. 

Occupation: Real estate consultant. Previously in tourism/hospitality management 

Family: Happily married to Ngaire, adult children Thomas, Mark and Sarah. 

Number of years in the Wakatipu: 25 

Main claim to fame in the resort: Fame? What is fame? Two-time participant in the Queenstown $10 Challenge 

Main reason for standing: I believe that I can make a substantial contribution 

Single biggest issue: Getting greater accountability in all council business 

Biggest gaffe: Not listening to you more often, Scoop