I have lived here since the mid 90’s and experienced the growth of the town through the boom and bust period. I read with interest the editorial a couple of weeks ago regarding the Shaping our Future forum. I was unfortunately unable to attend this but always find these types of forums while full of good intentions, normally end up with a to do list that gets put in someones top drawer and never sees the light of day. Or the to-do list is superseded by someone elses pet project priorities. I do wish them well with this forum and I hope I am wrong and that it does become a guiding light for the growth of the district.
Sunday was a great day to be a kid in the Wakatipu. Hundreds of kids took part in the Konica Minolta Kids Mini X bike race in Arrowtown as part of the Queenstown Bike Festival in the morning and then excitement levels went through the roof when they got the chance to wave to the Royals.