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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...

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...

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...

Local stakeholders have reacted to a statement by Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) that Wanaka Airport could not operate alongside an airport in Tarras. CIAL project director Michael Singleton made the...

Queenstown Airport is forecasting a return to pre-pandemic passenger numbers by 2024. Queenstown Airport Corporation’s (QAC) statement of intent will go before the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) on Thursday. More...

Can you spare an hour? For the sake of our future? With that small investment in time, you’ll make an invaluable contribution to Aotearoa’s response to the climate crisis. You can...