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Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult was recently rebuffed when he attempted to open up dialogue between his council and the Christchurch City Council over the plans for a new airport at Tarras. The Christchurch council...

Three Dunedin teens have labelled plans to build an international airport at Tarras as “evil”. The 16-year-olds, representing School Strike 4 for Climate spoke at the last full meeting of the...

OPINION: Recently, driving through Central Otago’s golden expanse, I found myself gazing across Tarras, trying to conjure the sight of a freshly developed international airport. I struggled. Ever since Christchurch International Airport...

Tarras residents took part in a stormy series of presentations to Christchurch City Council this morning calling for secret new airport plans to be released to the public. Lobby group spokesperson...

Covid-19 has caused economic pain throughout the country, but nowhere more than the lower South Island where the number of people on the Jobseeker benefit has increased. Unsurprisingly tourist mecca Queenstown...

Opponents of the proposed international airport at Tarras have been allotted 10 minutes in which to express their concerns to Christchurch city councillors. Council-owned Christchurch International Airport Ltd has spent $45million...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking legal advice over Christchurch International Airport Ltd’s plans to establish an airport at Tarras. Last week the Otago Daily Times reported Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult...

Freedom camping isn’t free. If the campers aren’t paying for power and toilets at facilities built for them, ratepayers are picking up the tab for parking spaces and cleaning up after...

Will they compromise, will one back down or will the Lakes district end up with three international airports  a short drive from each other? Mark Price questions Christchurch International Airport Ltd project...

The Queenstown Airport Corporation’s Deputy Chair, Simon Flood, managed to achieve something today that his management team has so far struggled to achieve – credible communication. Speaking at a packed full...