9 Oct 2013

Local body election candidates champion diverse projects

5:04 am on 9 October 2013

A ski field in Wainuiomata, a zoo in Invercargill and a moneyless economy in Nelson are some of the plans of local government candidate hopefuls.

Postal voting finishes for the local body elections Wednesday but voting papers can be hand delivered until midday on Saturday.

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A challenger for the job of Hutt City mayor, Phil Stratford, says an indoor ski field in Wainuiomata could be created at a cost of up to 20 million dollars, providing jobs and attracting tourism.

In Nelson, mayoral candidate Richard Osmaston says a moneyless, resource-based economy, where all goods and services are equally shared, is the way forward.

In the capital, a candidate for the Wellington City Council, Milton Hollard, wants a gondola or tramway running from Kent Terrace up Mount Victoria.

And in Invercargill, mayoral candidate Kevin Middleton wants to build a zoo in the world's southern most city.