Protect Wanaka

Wanaka based airline Captain Terry Hetherington has researched and calculated that turbo-prop aircraft, specifically the ATR 72-600 which are already in use in New Zealand, can indeed fly between Wanaka and...

MEDIA RELEASE – for immediate release Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. Chair, Michael Ross, reacted to Mayor Boult’s announcement at a political event last night that he’d be releasing the 100 year lease...

The lease giving the Queenstown Airport Corporation control of Wanaka Airport will be made public today. That assurance was given by Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult at a meet-the-candidates function...

This afternoon, Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce issued a statement telling the Upper Clutha community to be “patient and respect the process”. Our response is below, and their original media release...

The debate over the Wanaka airport development is heating up as the region’s residents set their sights on legal action. A residents group representing 3000 people has filed a judicial review...

In a dramatic announcement today, Protect Wanaka says it will seek a judicial review of the way that the Queenstown Lakes District Council has managed our local airports. At the centre of...

Hot on the heels of this morning’s letter to QAC, Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. sent two letters – one to QAC and one to QLDC – confirming that the group is...

This morning, we wrote to QAC about serious errors in, and our concerns with, recent information they’ve published for election candidates and within a statement made by QAC Chair’s, Prue Flacks....

A Wanaka residents group is filing for a judicial review of decisions related to plans to expand Wanaka Airport. The  Wanaka Stakeholders Group, representing about 3,000 people, says it will file...

And climate change at the same time Above the Arctic Circle, in the middle of the Grotoya Strait, Borge Ousland is engineering a challenging dream. As the first person to cross...