Protect Wanaka

Today, we gave a verbal submission to accompany our written submission on the Spatial Plan (SP). Our verbal submission, in full below, also reflects the High Court decision (which came out...

Allowing airports to expand and accepting too much tourism and population growth were the main points criticised by the public in their submissions on the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s draft spatial...

A new airport being proposed for Central Otago farmland by a Christchurch City Council-owned company may soon face formal pushback – from its own councillors. City councillors are set to vote on whether...

Several Queenstown Lakes district councillors, as well as the mayor, fronted up to protesters who were accusing them of “not listening” to the residents of the Upper Clutha. About 40 people...

A crowd of around 30 people attended a rally in Wanaka yesterday (Thursday 29 April) following the High Court’s decision to set aside the Wanaka Airport lease. Rally participants stood quietly...

Demands for transparency around decisions relating to the future of Wanaka Airport dominated Thursday’s council meeting, with residents rallying outside to ensure councillors got the message. A week ago the High...

Joe Biden’s international climate summit and the UK’s big new commitment to cutting emissions puts the heat on New Zealand to get serious about our climate commitments, writes Rod Oram The...

Plans to develop Wanaka Airport for commercial jet services might have stalled, but have not gone away. That is the view of Wanaka Stakeholders Group chairman Michael Ross (pictured), fresh from...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council’s granting of a 100-year lease for Wanaka Airport has been cast aside by the High Court as unlawful over its failure to follow proper process. In...

This afternoon, the High Court released the judgement in relation to the judicial review of QLDC’s leasing of Wānaka Airport to QAC. See our media release, complete with link to the...