Rental vehicle forum panel announced

Jan 28, 2020

The panel members for this Friday's public forum on the use of rental cars in the Southern Lakes by dangerous or unskilled drivers have been announced.

Five senior representatives will be on stage at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Friday January 31st.


  • Jim Boult - Mayor QLDC

  • Virginia Welch - NZ Police - Acting National Manager - National Road Policing Centre

  • James Dalglish - President, NZ Rental Vehicle Association

  • Steve Hanrahan - Advocacy Manager, Tourism Industry Aotearoa

  • Jim Harland, NZTA, Director, Regional Relationships

Members of the public should register for free tickets as the event is already heavily booked. Responding to the Facebook event listing does not secure a ticket so please use this link today in order to secure your place.

There are three important conditions for the event so that everybody has a chance to be heard and the debate is kept on a well moderated footing.


  • Written questions only - no anonymous questions.
  • No interruptions of panel speakers.
  • No mention of any specific ethnicity or nationality of drivers.

The event will be live streamed on the Crux Facebook page but coverage be limited to a single camera.

Here is the link again for free registration/tickets.

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