Ser­vices at top of agenda

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Hope­ful Clutha-South­land rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be asked what they will do about the cost of health ser­vices and ris­ing elec­tric­ity prices when they front up to the pub­lic on Mon­day.

Greypower Queen­stown and hold­ing the re­gion’s only elec­tion can­di­date de­bate on Mon­day.

Sec­re­tary Betty Gray said they were thrilled to have seven of the eight can­di­dates at­tend­ing. They are: Na­tional, Todd Bar­clay; Labour, Liz Craig; Con­ser­va­tive, Lach­lan Ash­ton; In­de­pen­dent Coali­tion, Karl Barkley; Greens, Rachael Gold­smith; ACT, Don Nicholson and Ban 1080, James Veint. Ja­son Job­sis of the Demo­cratic party would not at­tend.

Each can­di­date would be given four min­utes to speak and an­swer four ques­tions fo­cused on su­per­an­nu­a­tion, res­i­den­tial care fa­cil­i­ties for se­nior cit­i­zens in the Wakatipu, the cost of heath ser­vices and elec­tric­ity prices.

Ques­tions would then be taken from the floor.

Gray said Greypower mem­bers also wanted to know whether the party spokesper­son for se­nior cit­i­zens would be inside or out­side of cab­i­net in the new gov­ern­ment.

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