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This afternoon, Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce issued a statement telling the Upper Clutha community to be “patient and respect the process”. Our response is below, and their original media release...

Climate change and the environment were high on the list of concerns addressed at a meet-the-candidates event at Lake Hawea yesterday, and the questions got quite personal. A member of the...

OPINION [Otago Daily Times, 02/09/19]: Most opponents of a jet-capable airport at Wanaka actually embrace growth, but not at any cost, writes Noel Williams.  When I moved to Wanaka in 1983,...

Niki Gladding is a candidate for Queenstown Lakes District Council in the 2019 local body elections. With Queenstown Airport Corporation gunning for a massive expansion, it’s time for Queenstown Lakes District...

Wanaka App, 01/09/2019 There’s not much Michael Ross doesn’t know about local government in Otago and Southland. So how did this former council chief executive find himself on the other side...

Wave after wave of impassioned public submissions have once more left the Queenstown Lakes District Council in no doubt that there is little appetite for our airports to get much bigger....

Queenstown Airport Corporation has been granted Requiring Authority for “The operation, maintenance, expansion and development of the airport known as Wanaka Airport “ The authority, granted on 5 August, allows the...

Today’s showdown between Mayor Jim Boult and the people of Wanaka has been brewing for some time and a neutral observer would say that neither side so far has won the...

How does a tourist resort and district, with a growing resident population and an international airport (and another one planned), achieve a zero carbon future? …the Zero Carbon Amendment Bill will...

You are “scaremongering” was one of the many comebacks published in a letter from Mayor Jim Boult to Michael Ross of the Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG). It was a cutting letter...