Protect 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...

As we reach the half way point in the QLDC’s airport expansion consultation process, transparency is in short supply. So much so that QLDC won’t release to Crux a document that...

Luton Airport want to build a second terminal which could majorly affect Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire’s County Council as well as other local boroughs and environmental groups have all hit out against the...

Climate change remains firmly in place as a factor to be considered as part of studies of airport expansion options in the Queenstown Lakes District. The Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday...

QLDC has today released details of the scope of the much awaited airport consultation exercise – but with the costs hidden and a delayed delivery date. Details of the project were...

An Otago entrepreneur has thrown his support behind the group opposed to the potential expansion of Wanaka Airport, so people are aware of what it is “they are arguing about”. Ian...