Two bids for the Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty were
received, one from existing mayor Vanessa van Uden and
another from Al Angus, whose 40 years in the Wakatipu have
taken him from Kingston to Kinloch and in between.
Mr Angus said he had been involved in light engineering and
machine operating and described himself as ''just a practical
It was announced yesterday that existing Arrowtown ward
councillor Lex Perkins was re-elected unopposed.
Last year, after a proposal to abolish the Arrowtown ward,
more than 200 submissions were received by the council, of
which most favoured keeping the ward and councillor.
The Wakatipu ward is hotly contested, with 14 candidates for
six places. All but two existing councillors are seeking
In the Wanaka ward, seven candidates are vying for three
places, including the three sitting members.