Another airport debate appears likely when the Queenstown Lakes District Council holds an extraordinary meeting on Monday.
The Queenstown Lakes Mayor has declined the Wanaka Stakeholders Group's request for the public to be involved in settin terms of reference for economic and social impact studies on airport expansion.
The Queenstown Airport Corporation has been granted requiring authority status for Wanaka Airport, giving it strong legislative powers to operate and develop the airport.
An underpass for cyclists and pedestrians will be part of a new traffic arrangement at the entrance to Wanaka.
Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Queenstown have just had an unplanned scenic tour of Otago.
It may be in Brazil covered in grime, with birds nesting inside it, but a derelict DC8 aircraft could be destined for display in Wanaka.
The public should have a say on the terms of reference for social and economic impact studies to be carried out in relation to the proposed expansion of Queenstown and Wanaka airports.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has ruled out the ‘‘extreme suggestion’’ of relocating Queenstown Airport.
The ''car-size'' rock blocking the Haast Pass highway between Otago and Westland is believed to have fallen off Clarke Bluff right in front of a bus.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has declined to say whether alternatives to a dual Queenstown-Wanaka Airport are now up for debate.
Opponents of expansion plans for Queenstown and Wanaka Airports are not entirely certain they have won concessions or have instead been the target of "spin".
Airport development is not on the agenda of this afternoon's Queenstown Lakes District Council monthly meeting, but it will still be the hot topic for discussion.
A helicopter fuel system ''B-nut'' loose by a quarter of a turn has cost Wanaka company Heli Support New Zealand $597,000 plus interest.
Four organisations representing those who would live under or near the flight path of commercial aircraft using an expanded Wanaka Airport have united to express their opposition to jets.
Operators of the Luggate Camping Ground say the Red Bridge camping hub offering tourists free facilities has cost their operation at least $10,000 in lost revenue over the summer and, as a result,...
Some ''teething problems'' over the introduction of its new waste collection service were admitted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week.