A quiet revolution has begun in small town Wānaka with growing support for a plan to break free from domineering neighbour Queenstown.
Self-employed mechanic Dean Rankin has initiated the move through a petition calling for the Local Government Commission to review the structure of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
He needed the support of at least 10 per cent of local voters, or about 1500 people, to push for change and had hit 1200 on Wednesday morning.
Rankin would like to see the Upper Clutha area, including Wānaka, Hawea, Luggate and Makarora, establish its own council.
What do you think of Rankin's proposal? Read more here and tell us what you think in the comments below.
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