26 days ago

Mutiny in the south: Wānaka's plan to break free from Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

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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14 hours ago

How about your own pre-planted portable organic vegetable bed?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

“Our portable bed provides a convenient and cost-effective way to access your own fresh produce within your own home,” says Charla Stretch, the CEO of Vitanic, the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) company set up by five students from Tokoroa High School.

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1 day ago

Job matching service success

Competenz

Another success story!

Our free job matching service helped place Caitlyn in her dream job and gave her employer the apprentice he had been searching for. A win-win!

"Competenz provided the details of the job, and I’m happy Big Ideas took me on, I always wanted to be a signwriter when I left high school but never had the chance. But now I do" says Caitlyn.

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1 day ago

Cash Returns Like Clockwork

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