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The group opposed to the development of Wanaka Airport for commercial jets believes the airport’s majority owner, the Queenstown Lakes District Council, has begun clearing the way for the project. The...

Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult’s airport focus misses the real issues, writes Wanaka Stakeholders Group chairman Michael Ross. OPINION: Airports are a hot topic right now, and for good reason. There are...

If the question is “how will aircraft land at Tarras Airport in the fog?”, then the answer seems to be Honeywell SmartPath. A number of people have raised the fog issue...

A Tarras residents lobby group has obtained official emails that show Christchurch airport concerns over further “jet capable airport infrastructure” being built by “another party” in the Central Otago region. The emails...

Letter to the Editor I wish to point out an issue with Bruce Munro’s otherwise excellent article, “Tarras International Airport — genius or madness?” (ODT, 8.8.20) about the proposed airport near...

Below is the update we sent our members yesterday. [Letter on Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc letterhead, sent at 12:59 pm yesterday] High Court hearing date confirmed, and our reaction to Tarras International Airport...

Crux Managing Editor Peter Newport reports from Tarras. Christchurch airport did their best to keep the stealthy purchase of large blocks of land near Tarras a secret, but the plan was...

“The worst year in the history of aviation” is how the International Air Transport Association (IATA) describes 2020. The global airline-industry body expects carriers’ revenues to fall by half and debt...

On Wednesday, Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. held it’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting was attended by core members and chairs of local residents associations. An annual report from WSG Chairman Michael...

Before Covid-19 hit the district all eyes were on the outcome of the council’s milestone Airport Impact Survey which was going to measure the social and economic impacts of controversial airport...