Protect Wanaka

Editorial. For serious airport watchers, and let’s face it that is most of us considering we own 75% of Queenstown and Wanaka airports, this should be a time for extreme vigilance....

Auckland Airport has painted a picture quite different to the claim by an Auckland Councillor of “obscene behaviour” in its rapid $1.2 billion capital-raising. The council is the airport’s biggest shareholder and...

Reader Commentary: John Hilhorst The Queenstown and Wānaka communities should be troubled by the suggestion that councillors abandon their leadership and governance responsibilities for Queenstown Airport Corporation at this time of...

One week before New Zealand went into lockdown, we wrote to the Council, suggesting that in light of world events and the obvious impacts on travel, tourism and the economy, the...

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...

It’s hard to draw concrete conclusions from yesterday’s marathon council meeting where climate change and growth dominated almost every topic debated. Speaker after speaker in the public forum part of the...

Evening all. The team at the core of Wanaka Stakeholders Group (yes, this is us!) asked for your help earlier this week. What a response! Thank you. If you have skills,...

This morning we wrote to Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) about the Climate Action Plan which was released as part of their full council meeting agenda pack published on Monday. [Letter...

The Agenda for QLDC’s full Council meeting on Thursday was released today, and to our surprise, a new Climate Action Plan (CAP) is there, for Councillors to accept/adopt on Thursday. Council...

This morning, we launched a document called ‘7 Key Reasons’. It is an essential summary of why the people of the Upper Clutha don’t want a jet airport in Wanaka right...