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.
Queenstown and Auckland airport chiefs and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden have welcomed the withdrawal of legal actions to overturn the controversial share deal between the two airports.
It has taken nine months, but the controversial strategic alliance between Queenstown Airport Corporation and Auckland International Airport Ltd will finally be aired in the High Court at Queenstown this month.
Representatives from all the parties involved in the controversial Queenstown-Auckland airports strategic alliance will address the new Queenstown Lakes District Council on Monday as part of a "workshop", Mayor Vanessa van Uden said yesterday.
Former mayor Warren Cooper has questioned why the Queenstown Lakes District Council now wants to consult on the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland Airports, a deal he regards as a "fait accompli" it having been announced in July.
The controversial airport strategic alliance, an issue that has divided the community for the past five months, looks set to dominate today's Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting, the last for 2010.
Air New Zealand deputy chief executive Norm Thompson yesterday welcomed a move by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to seek independent commercial advice on the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports.
Queenstown has become a "battleground" over the controversial strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland Airports, Skyline Enterprises chairman Ken Matthews says.
The need for equity to meet the rapid growth of Queenstown Airport was mentioned in the final talk of the 2010 NZ Airport Conference on Friday, but the controversial decision to sell almost a quarter of the airport's shares to Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) was not.
The Auckland and Queenstown airport companies are seeking a security of costs order from the High Court against the community group challenging the share sales deal, court documents reveal.
Changes made to the Queenstown Airport Corporation's statement of intent nine days before the sale of 24.99% of shares to Auckland International Airport made public last July are at the centre of claims made by two parties seeking a judicial review of the decision, High Court documents reveal.
A three to five-day High Court hearing about the strategic alliance between Queenstown Airport Corporation and Auckland International Airport Ltd is likely to take place next year.
Controversy continues to surround a deal between the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) and Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL), but Queenstown Lakes Mayor Clive Geddes says the second phase of share issues to AIAL is not yet a done deal.
The Commerce Commission will not be conducting an investigation into Auckland International Airport Ltd's (AIAL) acquisition of a minority stake in Queenstown Airport, with Auckland Airport announcing it will "strongly defend" High Court proceedings it was served yesterday.
The Office of the Auditor-general has put on hold a planned inquiry into the strategic alliance between Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) and Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) because of the legal proceedings filed with the High Court at Invercargill regarding the issue.
Amid the controversy over the sale of Queenstown airport shares, Nick Smith, business manager and director of Allied Press, has an idea to benefit the ratepayers.
Craigs Investment Partners is refusing to be drawn into a public argument with Air New Zealand about the stake Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) has taken in the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC).
A shock late bid to overturn the controversial $27.7 million Queenstown Airport Corporation-Auckland International Airport Ltd deal and replace it with an airlines' consortium was launched by Air New Zealand last night.
Speech notes of John Martin for an address to the Queenstown chamber of commerce on 21 July, 2010.
Mayor Clive Geddes says he is unrepentant about the controversy caused by the sale of Queenstown Airport shares this month, denies the issue is dividing the community and wants people to "focus on the transaction, not the process".