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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...

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...