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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...

Since the announcement by CIAL (Christchurch International Airport Limited) about their airport plans for Tarras, we’ve been asked for Wanaka Stakeholders Group’s view. In January 2021, we surveyed our members to...

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...