Protect Wanaka

Evening all. The team at the core of Wanaka Stakeholders Group (yes, this is us!) asked for your help earlier this week. What a response! Thank you. If you have skills,...

This morning we wrote to Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) about the Climate Action Plan which was released as part of their full council meeting agenda pack published on Monday. [Letter...

This morning, we launched a document called ‘7 Key Reasons’. It is an essential summary of why the people of the Upper Clutha don’t want a jet airport in Wanaka right...

The Statement of Claim brought by the Wānaka Stakeholders Group and the Statements of Defence by Queenstown Lakes District Council and Queenstown Airport Corporation show the depth of locked horns on...

Opinion: Mark Sinclair lives in Wanaka and is deputy chair of Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc.  Opinions expressed in this article are his own. Crux has approached both the Queenstown and Wanaka...

Five community groups representing thousands of Wanaka and Upper Clutha residents have described the Wanaka Airport consultation process as “broken and not fit for purpose”. Consulting firm MartinJenkins is conducting focus...

Highlights First longitudinal study of noise effects on children’s health and cognition. 6-Year follow-up of children who attended primary schools around Heathrow airport. Aircraft noise at primary school increases noise annoyance...

The following letter was sent to WSG’s nearly 3,300 members this afternoon, with a copy of our letter to QLDC consultants MartinJenkins. We raise serious concerns about the impact assessment process...

Lobby group Protect Wanaka has attacked the current airport expansion impact assessment process as being “stacked, lacking independence and lacking transparency.” In a letter to consultants MartinJenkins’ lead consultant Jason Leung-Wai, Protect...

Questions are being raised over who is considered “important” in the debate over Wanaka Airport development, and who is not. Several groups have been told by senior MartinJenkins consultant Michelle Hancock...