Protect Queenstown

Auckland’s new mayor has proposed selling its Auckland Airport shares to cut debt – the same could happen here, but the ramifications would be far more serious…

We Love Wakatipu Inc commentary, 17 July 2022 Today was the first business meeting of the 2022 – 25 Queenstown Lakes District Council. We Love Wakatipu Inc congratulated the new mayor...

Most current councillors broke their campaign promises of opposing Queenstown Airport ANB expansion. What are candidates’ commitments in 2022? Will they keep them?

QAC’s Strategic Plan was released with little fanfare late last month. With no community consultation or councillor input and a total lack of critical analysis from media about QAC’s blatant disregard...

2022-06-30, Full Council, SOI, Cath

Most councillors caved in to QAC, opting not to require Council's agreement with the airport's master or strategic plans, despite having asked for this three times.

Queenstown Airport Corp has controversially chosen to ignore two very clear instructions from the council supposedly controlling them.

We Love Wakatipu Inc commentary and draft QLDC statement of expectations for Queenstown Airport Corporation, 1 February, 2022 What is it about the first half of the name “council-controlled trading organisation”...

We Love Wakatipu Inc interview and commentary, 16 December 2021 There is unlikely to be high enough demand to require expansion of Queenstown Airport’s air noise boundary (ANB) during the next...

WLW commentary, 6 December 2021 Transparency is fundamental to trust in our politicians and the workings of democracy. As are following due process and legal requirements.  Especially when it involves potential...

We Love Wakatipu Inc commentary on QLDC meeting, 30 June 2021, on Queenstown Airport Corporation’s statement of intent (SOI) To provide some accountability for election hustings promises, WLW has gone back...