Analysis. Total honesty needs to be the new airport strategy [Crux, 08/08/19]
Today’s showdown between Mayor Jim Boult and the people of Wanaka has been brewing for some time and a neutral observer would say that neither side so far has won the battle.
A communications strategy from the Queenstown Airport Corporation and QLDC has been characterised by a distinct shortage of hard facts. This has lead to community speculation and accusations of a lack of transparency.
Today Mayor Boult attempted to shut down the speculation and the rapidly escalating debate over airport expansion and tourism growth…