Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Queenstown-Whakatipu Ward

The Queenstown-Lakes District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 11 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Queenstown-Whakatipu ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Queenstown-Lakes District Council election.

Peter Newport

Peter Newport

Why I'm standing

I am an experienced journalist and long time resident of Queenstown. I am concerned about the state of local democracy.

My priorities
  1. The only policy I am standing on is greater openness, honesty and transparency from Queenstown-Lakes District Council.
About me

My journalism skills and knowledge of Queenstown-Lakes District Council will make me an excellent councillor.

Before politics

Journalist

Residence

Lake Hayes

Age

No response

Why I'm standing

I am an experienced journalist and long time resident of Queenstown. I am concerned about the state of local democracy.

My priorities
  1. The only policy I am standing on is greater openness, honesty and transparency from Queenstown-Lakes District Council.
About me

My journalism skills and knowledge of Queenstown-Lakes District Council will make me an excellent councillor.

Before politics

Journalist

Residence

Lake Hayes

Age

No response