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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...

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...