Protect Wanaka

“We have been trying to sound the alarm on ever increasing visitation and the accompanying lack of planning foresight for well over a decade. We suspect we are close to a...

OPINION: The proposal for a jet capable airport by QAC and QLDC will, I think, bring unprecedented and unstoppable growth to our beautiful Wanaka. I’m not against growth at all, having...

Opinion: Mark Sinclair lives in Wanaka and is deputy chair of Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc.  Opinions expressed in this article are his own. Crux has approached both the Queenstown and Wanaka...

From Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report, 8:45 am 20/02/20 Wanaka residents are fuming about what they see as a lack of consultation over a plan to expand the airport. The council organised two...

Five community groups representing thousands of Wanaka and Upper Clutha residents have described the Wanaka Airport consultation process as “broken and not fit for purpose”. Consulting firm MartinJenkins is conducting focus...

Upper Clutha community leaders fighting plans to introduce jet services at Wanaka Airport came out of a focus group meeting last night expressing fears their views will be ignored. The meeting...

Focus groups are starting next week on the contentious proposal to expand Wanaka airport. Image: Wanaka Airport. Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton The focus groups, run by consultancy firm MartinJenkins will take place...

(Reuters) – Swedish state-owned railway operator SJ reported a 11% rise in 2019 passenger traffic on Thursday, saying concerns over the environmental impact of air travel have contributed to the spike....

The following letter was sent to WSG’s nearly 3,300 members this afternoon, with a copy of our letter to QLDC consultants MartinJenkins. We raise serious concerns about the impact assessment process...

Lobby group Protect Wanaka has attacked the current airport expansion impact assessment process as being “stacked, lacking independence and lacking transparency.” In a letter to consultants MartinJenkins’ lead consultant Jason Leung-Wai, Protect...