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…

Read the full analysis here.

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