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Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult’s airport focus misses the real issues, writes Wanaka Stakeholders Group chairman Michael Ross. OPINION: Airports are a hot topic right now, and for good reason. There are...

A Tarras residents lobby group has obtained official emails that show Christchurch airport concerns over further “jet capable airport infrastructure” being built by “another party” in the Central Otago region. The emails...

Plans for a new airport at Tarras just don’t stack up, writes Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult. Opinion: Like many others, I was surprised to learn of Christchurch International Airport’s (CIAL)...

Letter to the Editor I wish to point out an issue with Bruce Munro’s otherwise excellent article, “Tarras International Airport — genius or madness?” (ODT, 8.8.20) about the proposed airport near...

On Wednesday, Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. held it’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting was attended by core members and chairs of local residents associations. An annual report from WSG Chairman Michael...

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...

Yesterday Mayor Jim Boult warned elected councillors not to seek too much control over the Queenstown Airport Corporation so as not to trigger a legal challenge from 25% minority airport shareholder Auckland International Airport....

“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...