New Plymouth councillor John McLeod has resigned in protest of a Maori ward being passed at tonight’s meeting.
The councillor handed in his resignation mid-meeting, moments after the council voted seven to six in favour of establishing a Maori ward for the 2016 local body elections.
His resignation from the New Plymouth District Council is effective immediately. Â Read more »
You’d think listening to opposition parties and politicians that New Zealand sucked.
The problem with that is visitors love our country.
And now we have been rated top spot to visit by luxury travellers.
New Zealand has topped leading US luxury travel agency Virtuosoâs annual âHot Listâ, winning the honour for the biggest year-on-year growth in luxury travel.
The announcement was made at Virtuoso Travel Week, held in August, in front of 4,420 delegates, attending from 92 countries â the largest delegate attendance ever.
New Zealand topped the list by a wide margin, with a staggering increase of 196 per cent growth year-on-year. Chile followed in second place, with an increase of 103 per cent, while Indonesia, Hungary and Hong Kong made up the remainder of the top five. Â Â Read more »
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