Protect Queenstown

We are concerned that the public and community remain excluded from the social and economic impact assessments of Queenstown Airport.

We are concerned that at the inaugural signing-in meeting of the new council, a late agenda item – too late for councillors to read in advance – handed unfettered control of...

In September, QAC sent a ​company profile​ and FAQ to council candidates. Among other things, this outlined how its role is defined by various pieces of legislation. It seems, at times,...

Current mayor Jim Boult keeps on discounting broad-based community concerns about Queenstown and Wanaka airports with claims that some people speaking with him support expansion and that his inbox is “peppered”...

A passenger jet landing and taking off every 10 minutes. That is a conclusion in a report into the underlying finances of the proposed expansion of Wanaka Airport and an investment...

Climate change and the environment were high on the list of concerns addressed at a meet-the-candidates event at Lake Hawea yesterday, and the questions got quite personal. On one side of...

…A group opposing expansion of Queenstown Airport has formed a new incorporated society called We Love Wakatipu. One of the instigators, former Queenstown Lakes district councillor Cath Gilmour, said on Tuesday...

During Monday’s QLDC public forum, former councillor Cath Gilmour launched a ‘Protect Queenstown’ campaign run by new society We Love Wakatipu. It’s aligned with Wanaka Stakeholders Group’s ‘Protect Wanaka’ campaign, which...

Protect Wanaka In the Detail today, Sharon Brettkelly talks to a woman who’s looked at the world’s most over-crowded tourist spots. Locals of the Lofoten Islands in Norway are fighting to...

Yay for people power and the pressure of upcoming elections!  Kind of … After an overflowing QLDC council chamber heard some 18 Queenstown and Wanaka locals speak of their concerns about...