RNZ - Around the motu: Peter Newport in Queenstown Lakes
RNZ: Around the motu : Peter Newport, Crux, in the Queenstown Lakes District
Southern Lakes population has grown by 8% in the last 12 months. Peter says that's an extra 4,000 people and by far the biggest growth figure in NZ. This is putting extraordinary pressure on housing and in some cases people are living in garages and fueling slum accomodation.
And the Ombudsman has come down hard on Queenstown Lakes District Council holding secret meetings which include discussing the area's challenges. Peter Newport, is the Managing Editor of Crux.