Simon Stamers-Smith


Queenstown/Wakatipu ward (six seats)

Age: 68 

Job: Lawyer 

Family: Wife Mary (her age is of no concern) Son Willi, 38, married with three kids. Daughter Kate, 37, daughter Rebecca, married three kids 

Years in the Wakatipu: Holidaymaker 60 years, resident 25 years 

Main claim to fame in the resort: A well-recognised bon viveur and column writer 

Main reason for standing: A dislike of our ever-increasing bureaucracy and its cost 

Single biggest issue of interest: The town’s future 

Biggest gaffe: Five-putting on the 18th and losing the match one down