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Covid-19 has caused economic pain throughout the country, but nowhere more than the lower South Island where the number of people on the Jobseeker benefit has increased. Unsurprisingly tourist mecca Queenstown...

Opponents of the proposed international airport at Tarras have been allotted 10 minutes in which to express their concerns to Christchurch city councillors. Council-owned Christchurch International Airport Ltd has spent $45million...

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has labelled a move by Christchurch City Council to profit from the district a “predatory activity” designed, he says, to attack the value of Queenstown Airport....

Labour’s new Tourism Minister Stuart Nash hit the ground running in Queenstown today, flagging big changes to the industry that include a ban on non-self-contained camper vans, a tough stance on companies that...

Opinion: Mark Sinclair discusses the dangers of big business deciding the future of communities. Covid-19  has had many negative impacts. But there have been some silver linings. One has been the...

Otago’s first region-wide greenhouse gas emissions report will be completed next year. Otago Regional Council strategy manager Anne Duncan said the council received six proposals to complete the baseline study and...

Wānaka resident Anne Urlwin has been appointed as one of three new directors to the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC)’s Board of Directors. Urlwin is a director of Precinct Properties New Zealand...

Will they compromise, will one back down or will the Lakes district end up with three international airports  a short drive from each other? Mark Price questions Christchurch International Airport Ltd project...

A group fighting against development of Wānaka Airport claims the airport’s owners are not being upfront with the community about its plans. Wānaka Airport and its sister facility in Queenstown are...

From the Wanaka Stakeholders Group. A group of thousands of Wānaka residents is most concerned that the public has been misled by Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) and Queenstown Lakes District Council...