Protect Wanaka

This morning, WSG made verbal submissions to QLDC as part of the Ten Year Plan consultation process. Given some prior no-shows, and Councillors sitting in the room waiting for their missed...

A leading academic has described Christchurch City Council’s plans for addressing climate change as “a quick throw-together of bullet points”. Professor Bronwyn Hayward, a Canterbury University political scientist and climate change researcher, described climate...

New Zealand’s international air travel market is unlikely to recover to pre-pandemic levels for five years, say analysts at Forsyth Barr. In a report into the transport sector, they say domestic...

Today, we gave a verbal submission to accompany our written submission on the Spatial Plan (SP). Our verbal submission, in full below, also reflects the High Court decision (which came out...

The judicial review judgement (WSG vs QLDC and QAC) – 21 April 2021 The judgement of the High Court (Justice van Bohemen) is available for anyone to read in full. It...

Below is our submission to Council at the first full Council meeting following the publication of the High Court decision about the Wanaka Airport lease. Good afternoon. I’m Mark Sinclair, deputy...

Plans to develop Wanaka Airport for commercial jet services might have stalled, but have not gone away. That is the view of Wanaka Stakeholders Group chairman Michael Ross (pictured), fresh from...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council’s granting of a 100-year lease for Wanaka Airport has been cast aside by the High Court as unlawful over its failure to follow proper process. In...

This afternoon, the High Court released the judgement in relation to the judicial review of QLDC’s leasing of Wānaka Airport to QAC. See our media release, complete with link to the...

The Queenstown Lakes District Council and Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) have lost a High Court judicial review that means control of Wanaka Airport will be taken off QAC – and airport expansion will be...