Protect Wanaka

Below is the update we sent our members yesterday. [Letter on Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc letterhead, sent at 12:59 pm yesterday] High Court hearing date confirmed, and our reaction to Tarras International Airport...

Crux Managing Editor Peter Newport reports from Tarras. Christchurch airport did their best to keep the stealthy purchase of large blocks of land near Tarras a secret, but the plan was...

Christchurch Airport has just unveiled a ”new long-term proposal” for a new airport in the Tarras region. In a statement a short time ago, it said it is about to begin discussions on...

Passenger flights between Christchurch and Wānaka could start in September. Marlborough airline Sounds Air proposed flying the route after the Covid-19 lockdown to cater for both domestic tourists and business people....

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has backed the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) over its decision not to approve Sounds Air’s proposed scheduled service between Wanaka Airport and Christchurch. Sounds Air managing...

On Wednesday, Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. held it’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting was attended by core members and chairs of local residents associations. An annual report from WSG Chairman Michael...

This week, regional airline Sounds Air approached WSG with some very interesting news. The airline is ready to launch a scheduled, daily service between Wanaka Airport and Christchurch Airport – and...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council this week released a 236 page report from Wellington consultants MartinJenkins, purporting to “objectively capture the likely effects of future airport development” in our district. On...

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...