Airspace rules were broken 11 times at Queenstown Airport
last year by light aircraft and adventure-related activity
operators, figures from New Zealand's national air navigation
provider service show.
Queenstown Airport Corporation chief executive Steve
Sanderson is confident the year-long dispute over airport
noise will be settled by the end of the week, as involved
parties head back to the Environment Court today.
The Office of the Auditor-general has begun a study
concerning the controversial strategic alliance between
Queenstown and Auckland airports, to "seek learnings" from
existing council-controlled organisation models.