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Front page of today’s Wanaka Sun – Wanaka Stakeholders Group has now written to various Ministers, the PM and relevant CEOs (cc our Mayor and all Councillors) asking how a new...

The following is a letter to the Hon Shane Jones and others, shortly after the funding announcement he made with regard to Invercargill Airport. It is produced in full here, with...

With visitor numbers surging and infrastructure problems on the rise, commentators and experts are wondering if we Kiwis have been “asleep at the wheel”. The issue of overtourism is one which...

Worried about the impacts of tourism on the Upper Clutha area? Then you should read today’s headline article in the Wanaka Sun, found here.

The editor of the Wanaka Sun, Emma Conyngham, asked the Wanaka Stakeholders Group to respond to three specific questions about decisions made during the recent council meeting. Our full replies, provided...

From this coming week, a new leaflet will be shared with people in Wanaka, to raise awareness about the issues surrounding QAC’s plans for airport expansion. Click the preview below to...

WCB Presentation for 4 July. Good morning Members of the Wanaka Community Board, Chief Executive Mike Theelen and Council staff – members of the public. My name is Michael Ross and...

A letter sent to QLDC from WSG, outlining serious concerns ...

In 1905, the Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist Robert Koch wrote “The day will come when man will have to fight noise as inexorably as cholera and the plague.”   Koch was before his time...

Around the world, tourism bureaus and governments are taking steps to combat the wear and tear overtourism is creating. Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest...