Protect Wanaka

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...

We have been asking people from the Upper Clutha to tell us what they love about our community…

Southampton City Council leader Christopher Hammond has written a letter to planning bosses urging them to object to the plans. Here is the letter by Cllr Hammond in full: “You will...

Pledges to curb carbon have been made, investments in electrification are on the rise and viable alternative fuels are, at last, in the pipeline. But activists, scientists and even airline executives...

New Zealand is struggling with housing and infrastructure challenges, but they will become much worse if Australia’s bushfires result in mass transtasman migration here.  The short-term effect of Australia’s bushfires on...

Angry protests from residents in popular areas force city hall officials to take action Across Europe, historic cities are buckling. Mass tourism, encouraged by cash-hungry councils after the 2008 crash and...

Campaigners seeking to stop plans to expand Stansted airport are pinning their hopes on a council meeting on Friday, January 24. The Uttlesford District Council planning committee meeting looks like it...

The majority of Queenstown residents surveyed in the most recent Mood of the Nation online survey believe international tourists are putting too much pressure on New Zealand. Seventy-eight percent of the...

While New Zealand may continue to prosper from the tourist dollar for a decade or two yet, there is the very real prospect that the climate crisis will drive international tourism...