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We Love Wakatipu commentary We hear from councillors that Queenstown Airport Corporation need until October to come up with their post Covid-19 survival strategy. Which is why Mayor Jim Boult is...

Crux, 15 April 2020 We Love Wakatipu Inc supporter John Hilhorst calls for councillors to require QAC to prepare a post-Covid-19 business plan and statement of intent by the Local Government...

Lakes Weekly Bulletin, 7 April 2020 Words matter, it’s true… But deeds matter more. Guest editorial by Esther Whitehead “Queenstown Lakes is a place that is ready and prepared for every...

NZ Herald, 6 April 2020 Auckland City Council was given no prewarning of Auckland International Airport’s plans to raise around $1.2 billion to cope with a prolonged hit from Covid 19...

Newsroom, 11 April 2020 Professor James Higham says Covid-19 gives NZ the chance to reimagine and build a future proof tourism industry that will help solve climate change issues to 2050...

Tourists line up for selfies on Roy's Peak near Wanaka.

Crux, 8 April 2020 Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says post-Covid is an opportunity to reshape our approach to tourism to “make New Zealand a more sustainable place, enrich the lives of...

Crux, 9 April 2020 We Love Wakatipu are deeply troubled by the suggestion that councillors abandon their leadership and governance responsibilities for Queenstown Airport Corporation at this time of crisis. Councillor...

Stuff, 3 April 2020 Covid-19’s economic impact can also be seen by the row upon row upon row upon row of rental cars consuming Frankton Flats.  Is this the best use...

Crux, 6 April 2020 We Love Wakatipu Inc committee member and former QLDC councillor Kirsty Sharpe says the economic shock of Covid-19 is a chance for Queenstown to “rethink its future”....

Crux 1 April 2020 Joining Mayor Jim Boult and Queenstown Airport Corporation CEO Colin Keel at the top table of tourism decision-making in Queenstown is Keel’s long-term partner, Ian Jackson, recently...