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Queenstown Lakes District Council was accused of having its cake and eating it too by adopting a climate action plan while allowing expansions at Queenstown and Wanaka Airports. The action plan, which was unanimously...

A $30,000 ratepayer-funded study trip to the US and Canada by Mayor Jim Boult and QLDC Chief Executive Mike Theelen has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The trip was scheduled...

It’s hard to draw concrete conclusions from yesterday’s marathon council meeting where climate change and growth dominated almost every topic debated. Speaker after speaker in the public forum part of the...

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...

The Agenda for QLDC’s full Council meeting on Thursday was released today, and to our surprise, a new Climate Action Plan (CAP) is there, for Councillors to accept/adopt on Thursday. Council...

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...

One in five Europeans are exposed to harmful levels of noise pollution, and this number is set to rise in the next decade, with road traffic the biggest culprit, a new study...

UK health workers call on the government to respect the Court of Appeal’s ruling on Heathrow’s expansion. The Court of Appeal has ruled against the expansion of Heathrow airport in a historic...

IMAGE: SHUTTERSTOCK / IAN SCHOFIELD Some 80 million passengers fly through London’s Heathrow Airport each year, but to boost its capacity by another 50 million, the airport seeks to add a third runway. This...

Cover image:  Munira Wilson and Sarah Olney, the MPs for Twickenham and Richmond Park, cheer alongisde other campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling. Photograph: Stefan...