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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....

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...

From QLDC: “Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has confirmed that it will not pursue an appeal in the matter of the High Court decision on the Wānaka Airport lease released on 21...

A leading academic has described Christchurch City Council’s plans for addressing climate change as “a quick throw-together of bullet points”. Professor Bronwyn Hayward, a Canterbury University political scientist and climate change researcher, described climate...

In letter to ministers, groups say aviation strategy needed after sector included in binding climate targets. There are expansions planned at seven airports in England: Leeds Bradford, Luton, Bristol, Southampton, Heathrow,...

Concerned locals gathered at the Lake Wānaka Centre yesterday (Tuesday May 4) to record their dissatisfaction with the draft Queenstown Lakes Spatial Plan.  At public hearings to the spatial plan, submitters...