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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...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council and Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) have lost a High Court judicial review that means control of Wanaka Airport will be taken off QAC – and airport expansion will be...

Controversial plans to turn Wānaka’s community airport into one narrow body jet airplanes could use has been dealt a major blow in the High Court this afternoon. The planned project, which...

The High Court has cancelled a 100-year lease over Wānaka Airport that Queenstown Lakes District Council granted to the Queenstown Airport Corporation, saying it was unlawful. But a request by residents to seek an order...

Queenstown Airport chief executive Colin Keel has resigned after five turbulent years. During his time in the role the airport has lurched from massive growth issues to being completely shut down in...

A £150m proposal to redevelop Leeds Bradford Airport has been delayed to allow Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick more time to consider it. Plans to demolish existing buildings and build a new...