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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...

Controversial plans to turn Wānaka’s community airport into one narrow body jet airplanes could use has been dealt a major blow in the High Court this afternoon. The planned project, which...

The High Court has cancelled a 100-year lease over Wānaka Airport that Queenstown Lakes District Council granted to the Queenstown Airport Corporation, saying it was unlawful. But a request by residents to seek an order...

Queenstown Airport chief executive Colin Keel has resigned after five turbulent years. During his time in the role the airport has lurched from massive growth issues to being completely shut down in...

Local stakeholders have reacted to a statement by Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) that Wanaka Airport could not operate alongside an airport in Tarras. CIAL project director Michael Singleton made the...

The Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) is hailing the “clear, unequivocal and united” opposition of the town’s district councillors to the development of more jet-capable airports in the region. The group, which...

Wānaka’s three local councillors have expressed a united view on the future of Wānaka Airport. Statements from Councillors Calum Macleod, Niamh Shaw and Quentin Smith sent to Wānaka Stakeholders Group (WSG)...