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The Queenstown Lakes District Council has revealed to Crux a payment of $14.73 million to the Queenstown Airport Corporation. The payment follows a High Court ruling that the council did not...

Air New Zealand is planning to have an electric aircraft in its fleet by 2030, and its turboprop fleets will eventually be replaced with aircraft powered by alternative energy, its chief pilot...

No dividend will be paid to the owners of Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) as the council-controlled company continues to stabilise its drastically reduced finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic....

Electric passenger planes are set to feature on departure boards in NZ within five years. Blenheim based Sounds Air is unveiling plans to be the first Australasian airline offering electric-powered flights....

A recommendation to disband the Wanaka Community Board has been overwhelmingly rejected by Upper Clutha residents. An independent advisory group was tasked by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to review representation...

A next-generation telescope that could help yield new insights about mysterious dark matter will be launched from New Zealand and into the edge of space next year. Next April, the Superpressure...

In what seemed like just a few minutes the Queenstown Lakes District Council this afternoon agreed to spend $1.68 billion over the next ten years after a consultation process that many residents...

John Hilhorst letter, WLW commentary, 29 June, 2021 Today, QLDC was sent a second official complaint about continued untrue statements in the agenda item for tomorrow’s council meeting decision on Queenstown...

We Love Wakatipu Inc commentary, 27 June 2021 After three years of pointing out the QLDC executive team’s repeated misleading statements of councillors’ role and responsibility under the Local Government Act...

This afternoon, QLDC announced that it will not appeal the High Court decision about Wānaka Airport, which is welcome news. Our reaction is below: The following is a brief statement from...