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We Love Wakatipu just got hold of the four airport scenarios being offered for community consultation, which were meant to have been delivered to focus group participants last week.  It is...

Flying over Lake Wakatipu

We Love Wakatipu Inc reiterated the serious concerns about the validity of the MartinJenkins economic and social impact assessments raised by Wanaka Stakeholders Group’s letter this week, and added our own...

Here’s the official word on community consultation about the Mayor’s airport growth impact assessments.  We Love Wakatipu Inc has serious concerns about this process, but believes our only chance of being...

On August 8,2019, Mayor Jim Boult unilaterally announced council’s decisions on airport growth would be guided by economic and social impact assessments and that there would be community input into them. ...

Getting no or inadequate responses to queries made of council spokespeople through normal channels, We Love Wakatipu sent an official information request to the Mayor and CEO on December 19, 2019. ...

The Guardian, 1/2/20 Joining a battle already being waged by many other cities, the Czech capital’s mayor wants new laws to limit the lettings website.  The size of crowds that gather...

Crux, 3/2/20 Opinion. By Cath Gilmour, Chair, We Love Wakatipu Inc. There are three fundamental questions about Queenstown Lakes District Council’s approach to its impending airport growth decisions on both sides...

Science Direct, 23.2.14 Highlights We model air quality, climate change, and noise costs associated with 84 US commercial airports. In aggregate, costs from aviation-induced climate change exceed the combined costs of...

Mountain Scene, 28.11.19 Two weeks ago, the mayor called on residents to “objectively consider the facts” during consultant MartinJenkins’ airport economic and social impact assessments, which would provide the “objective clarity”...

A shockingly low level of support has been shown for Queenstown Airport’s proposals to extend its aircraft noise boundaries to include an additional 3000 homes.