over tourism

In preparation for writing a second political piece in the lead-up to the general election, I was contemplating which big issues residents in the Queenstown Lakes would be most concerned with. Rather than spouting anecdotes, I went to the findings...
For at least 45 years this community's been having the same conversation. We have gone around in circles and done an award-winning impersonation of a 'push me pull you' when it comes to a local visitor levy. But soon, for the...

Airport flight or fancy?

Queenstown mayor Jim Boult is convinced a mooted Tarras airport won't fly. David Mayhew, chairman of Queenstown's Kelvin Peninsula Community Association (KPCA), proposes closing the resort's Frankton airport, leaving Wanaka Airport as it is and developing an international airport in...
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