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The Queenstown Lakes District Council has revealed to Crux a payment of $14.73 million to the Queenstown Airport Corporation. The payment follows a High Court ruling that the council did not...

No dividend will be paid to the owners of Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) as the council-controlled company continues to stabilise its drastically reduced finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic....

A recommendation to disband the Wanaka Community Board has been overwhelmingly rejected by Upper Clutha residents. An independent advisory group was tasked by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to review representation...

Today, we gave a verbal submission to accompany our written submission on the Spatial Plan (SP). Our verbal submission, in full below, also reflects the High Court decision (which came out...

This afternoon, the High Court released the judgement in relation to the judicial review of QLDC’s leasing of Wānaka Airport to QAC. See our media release, complete with link to the...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council and Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) have lost a High Court judicial review that means control of Wanaka Airport will be taken off QAC – and airport expansion will be...

The High Court has cancelled a 100-year lease over Wānaka Airport that Queenstown Lakes District Council granted to the Queenstown Airport Corporation, saying it was unlawful. But a request by residents to seek an order...

The Wānaka community has written to the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs today, calling on them to answer key questions about significant jet airports proposed at Wānaka and Tarras. The letter,...

This morning, Simon Upton, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, released his second report on tourism in New Zealand. This is a follow up to his first report “Pristine, popular …...

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s interim results reflect the turbulence which Covid-19 and border closures have had on the business and region. Net profit for the six months to December plunged 80 per...