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You are “scaremongering” was one of the many comebacks published in a letter from Mayor Jim Boult to Michael Ross of the Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG). It was a cutting letter —  bordering on caustic — in response to the open letter that WSG had addressed to Minister Shane Jones.  Read the full front page story from today’s Wanaka Sun here.

Historians, archaeologists, and members of the tourism industry are criticizing the decision to build a new airport at the entrance to the Sacred Valley, claiming it will put the local culture and historic ruins at major risk. But not everyone is worried… “I don’t believe it will boost over-tourism with the negative consequences that are much feared,” says José Koechlin von Stein, the founder of Inkaterra, which has four hotels in the… Read More

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