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The Queenstown Lakes District Council has revealed to Crux a payment of $14.73 million to the Queenstown Airport Corporation. The payment follows a High Court ruling that the council did not...

Air New Zealand is planning to have an electric aircraft in its fleet by 2030, and its turboprop fleets will eventually be replaced with aircraft powered by alternative energy, its chief pilot...

No dividend will be paid to the owners of Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) as the council-controlled company continues to stabilise its drastically reduced finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic....

Electric passenger planes are set to feature on departure boards in NZ within five years. Blenheim based Sounds Air is unveiling plans to be the first Australasian airline offering electric-powered flights....

A recommendation to disband the Wanaka Community Board has been overwhelmingly rejected by Upper Clutha residents. An independent advisory group was tasked by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to review representation...

John Hilhorst letter, WLW commentary, 29 June, 2021 Today, QLDC was sent a second official complaint about continued untrue statements in the agenda item for tomorrow’s council meeting decision on Queenstown...

We Love Wakatipu Inc commentary, 27 June 2021 After three years of pointing out the QLDC executive team’s repeated misleading statements of councillors’ role and responsibility under the Local Government Act...

This afternoon, QLDC announced that it will not appeal the High Court decision about Wānaka Airport, which is welcome news. Our reaction is below: The following is a brief statement from...

From QLDC: “Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has confirmed that it will not pursue an appeal in the matter of the High Court decision on the Wānaka Airport lease released on 21...

This morning, WSG made verbal submissions to QLDC as part of the Ten Year Plan consultation process. Given some prior no-shows, and Councillors sitting in the room waiting for their missed...