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Asked to suggest how the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) could solve its growing capacity problem, the groups opposed to the commercial development of Wanaka Airport were of one mind — that...

Queenstown Lakes District Council was accused of having its cake and eating it too by adopting a climate action plan while allowing expansions at Queenstown and Wanaka Airports. The action plan, which was unanimously...

It’s hard to draw concrete conclusions from yesterday’s marathon council meeting where climate change and growth dominated almost every topic debated. Speaker after speaker in the public forum part of the...

This morning we wrote to Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) about the Climate Action Plan which was released as part of their full council meeting agenda pack published on Monday. [Letter...

The Agenda for QLDC’s full Council meeting on Thursday was released today, and to our surprise, a new Climate Action Plan (CAP) is there, for Councillors to accept/adopt on Thursday. Council...

This morning, we launched a document called ‘7 Key Reasons’. It is an essential summary of why the people of the Upper Clutha don’t want a jet airport in Wanaka right...

Editorial: We all are familiar with that sense of an impending storm. There’s an electricity in the air, almost the smell of lightning before it happens – and an eerie sense...

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has dismissed it as not relevant to the district’s airport debate but Extinction Rebellion Queenstown Lakes spokeswoman Anna Simmonds has called it ‘‘a true victory’’. It...

The Wanaka Chamber of Commerce is neither for nor against development of Wanaka Airport for commercial traffic. Chamber chairwoman Bridget Legnavsky was asked to clarify the chamber’s position this week in...

UK health workers call on the government to respect the Court of Appeal’s ruling on Heathrow’s expansion. The Court of Appeal has ruled against the expansion of Heathrow airport in a historic...