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Queenstown Airport chief executive Colin Keel has resigned after five turbulent years. During his time in the role the airport has lurched from massive growth issues to being completely shut down in...

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...

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...

Wānaka’s three local councillors have expressed a united view on the future of Wānaka Airport. Statements from Councillors Calum Macleod, Niamh Shaw and Quentin Smith sent to Wānaka Stakeholders Group (WSG)...

In mid-February, we wrote to the Prime Minister, various ministers and the mayors and councillors of both QLDC and Christchurch City Council, to ask them three simple but pressing questions about...

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...

This morning, Simon Upton, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, released his second report on tourism in New Zealand. This is a follow up to his first report “Pristine, popular …...

A survey conducted by the Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) membership, which was also open to the general public, has found that 74 percent of respondents oppose a new international airport planned...

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...