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The $3.8million Wanaka Community Hub building, which opened seven months ago is in financial strife. The hub houses community and government organisations and is a venue for exhibitions. Hub chairwoman Yeverley...

The much vaunted report that was supposed to guide future airport expansion will now not be released until the middle of June. QLDC says the consultants producing the report, MartinJenkins, have struck...

Editorial. For serious airport watchers, and let’s face it that is most of us considering we own 75% of Queenstown and Wanaka airports, this should be a time for extreme vigilance....

After a marathon debate this afternoon QLDC councillors voted to accept a Queenstown Airport Corporation Statement of Intent, in a move one councillor, Niamh Shaw, called “a dereliction of duty.” The meeting...

Reader Commentary: John Hilhorst The Queenstown and Wānaka communities should be troubled by the suggestion that councillors abandon their leadership and governance responsibilities for Queenstown Airport Corporation at this time of...

Commentary. Crux editor’s Note: Niki Gladding is one of the few QLDC councillors who is prepared to publicly question some of the plans and strategies currently being progressed through the local council pipeline. Most locals...

One week before New Zealand went into lockdown, we wrote to the Council, suggesting that in light of world events and the obvious impacts on travel, tourism and the economy, the...

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...

Auckland International Airport has suspended plans to build a second runway as part of a $2 billion cost-cutting exercise designed to help it ride out the impact coronavirus is having on the business. Chief...

The “historic” rejection of Bristol Airport’s expansion plans has been confirmed.  The Lulsgate Bottom transport hub wanted to increase its capacity from 10million to 12million passengers per year but planning chiefs at North Somerset...