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Niki Gladding is a candidate for Queenstown Lakes District Council in the 2019 local body elections. With Queenstown Airport Corporation gunning for a massive expansion, it’s time for Queenstown Lakes District...

This week has been an interesting week for participation. Watching Wanaka unfurl its collective strength and use whatever means necessary to push back against the corporate powers which threaten the way...

Queenstown Airport Corporation had had two months to revise, edit and address issues that had been highlighted to them by Council, but it proved for nought. After a bombardment of public...

Following on from an extraordinary Council meeting, we sent out this media release and letter (the letter is below). [Media Release 27 August 2019] Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. has this afternoon...

A major Queenstown Airport shareholder has rejected the organisations growth goals for the third time in a year, amid community backlash over possible expansion. In a rare move, the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted 7-4 to...

Wave after wave of impassioned public submissions have once more left the Queenstown Lakes District Council in no doubt that there is little appetite for our airports to get much bigger....

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s statement of intent has been rebuffed again. As it did at its meeting on June 27, the Queenstown District Council today voted to reject the company’s modified statement...

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s statement of intent has been rebuffed again. Read the full story here.

Earlier today, the Mayor and Councillors of QLDC met for an “extraordinary meeting” of Council. First item on the agenda was QAC’s revised Statement of Intent, and the Council team (including...

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...