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The group opposed to Wanaka Airport being developed for commercial jets has taken issue with consultants MartinJenkins over its online survey about the future of air services to the Lakes District....

Tomorrow, our elected representatives are having an extraordinary meeting of Councillors to lay out some guiding principles for QAC in a “letter of expectation”. Each Councillor gets to vote on the...

This afternoon, Wanaka Stakeholders Group Incorporated wrote to the lead consultant of MartinJenkins to raise additional and serious concerns about the online survey which they are running for QLDC, including security...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has called an extraordinary meeting next week – the next step to address a long-running stand-off between the council and the council-owned Queenstown Airport Corporation. Last...

The “ugly” debate over proposed commercial flights to Wanaka has led to accusations of defamatory comments and counterclaims of “Trumpian” behaviour. For 18 months the communities of Queenstown and Wanaka have been...

This year’s process of QLDC agreeing to the Airport’s strategic direction – think expanding Noise Boundaries – is about to kick off! The Council is meeting next Tuesday, the 25th, to...

“We have been trying to sound the alarm on ever increasing visitation and the accompanying lack of planning foresight for well over a decade. We suspect we are close to a...

Press release: Online feedback on the future of airports in the Queenstown Lakes District was launched today, giving everybody an opportunity to participate. The consultant engaged by Queenstown Lakes District Council...

The ice in Antarctica is melting six times faster than it did forty years ago, resulting in more calving of icebergs—with existential stakes.Photograph by Robin Wright On the final day of...

OPINION: The proposal for a jet capable airport by QAC and QLDC will, I think, bring unprecedented and unstoppable growth to our beautiful Wanaka. I’m not against growth at all, having...