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ANALYSIS: It’s been almost a year since the Queenstown community sent a very clear message to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC). The vast majority do not support further airport expansion. When...

At the “extraordinary” Council meeting planned for this coming Monday, QLDC plans to “agree to” the Statement of Intent from QAC. We’ve written a letter to them this afternoon, advising Councillors...

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has declined the Wanaka Stakeholders Group’s request for the public to be involved in setting the terms of reference for economic and social impact studies on...

Another airport debate appears likely when the Queenstown Lakes District Council holds an extraordinary meeting on Monday. Council chief executive Mike Theelan will recommend the council receive a “modified” statement of...

Queenstown Airport Corporation has been granted Requiring Authority for “The operation, maintenance, expansion and development of the airport known as Wanaka Airport “ The authority, granted on 5 August, allows the...

After Mayor Boult’s dramatic statement at the Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting two weeks ago in an attempt to appease the heated debate, the Wanaka Stakeholders Group released their feedback which...

The Queenstown Airport Corporation’s modified statement of intent has done nothing to mitigate ”major concerns” over likely future airport expansion, Wanaka Stakeholders Group convener Michael Ross says… Read the full story...

On Monday, we received a fairly short (one page) letter in reply to a lengthy letter we wrote to Mayor Boult, outlining serious concerns about Wanaka airport, and asking for answers...

Who should decide how many more tourists fly into Queenstown and Wanaka? Journalist and former district councillor, Cath Gilmour, argues that local residents and not the airlines should have the final...

On the 15th of August, WSG wrote a detailed letter to the Mayor, asking for answers around six core areas of concern, as well as a list of 20 specific questions...