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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...

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...

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...

The Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) is hailing the “clear, unequivocal and united” opposition of the town’s district councillors to the development of more jet-capable airports in the region. The group, which...

The Wānaka community has written to the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs today, calling on them to answer key questions about significant jet airports proposed at Wānaka and Tarras. The letter,...

Wānaka residents have urged Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to reject plans for two new airport developments due to climate change pressures. The letter – sent to Ardern, Members of Parliament and...

Since the announcement by CIAL (Christchurch International Airport Limited) about their airport plans for Tarras, we’ve been asked for Wanaka Stakeholders Group’s view. In January 2021, we surveyed our members to...

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has labelled a move by Christchurch City Council to profit from the district a “predatory activity” designed, he says, to attack the value of Queenstown Airport....

Opinion: Mark Sinclair discusses the dangers of big business deciding the future of communities. Covid-19  has had many negative impacts. But there have been some silver linings. One has been the...

Will they compromise, will one back down or will the Lakes district end up with three international airports  a short drive from each other? Mark Price questions Christchurch International Airport Ltd project...