Queenstown Airport

A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone's throw from Queenstown's Frankton Flats. The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6. It's one of four contiguous blocks...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's going to "bust my backside" to help lead the resort, and the district, out of the coronavirus crisis. But, he warns, it will have an impact far bigger than anything most of us will...

Cashing up and moving on

Getting involved in the community was second nature for Arrowtowners Alison and Nigel Douglas. Nigel goes over their local highlights with Philip Chandler, explains why they've left for Geraldine, and has a shot at the council If a community's held together by volunteers,...

Apron award

Queenstown Airport's been recognised at the New Zealand Airport Awards, picking up an award for its innovative and sustainable approach to resurfacing the airport’s apron. The airport won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award for the $7 million, eight-week...
Queenstown Airport Corporation's statement of intent has been rebuffed again. As it did at its meeting on June 27, the Queenstown District Council today voted to reject the company's modified statement of its strategic direction for the next three years. Councillors'...

‘Clip wings’

A former councillor says Queenstown's council has a legal duty to take charge of its airport's future direction. Cath Gilmour argues that councillors' controversial recent 6-to-5 vote to "receive" Queenstown Airport Corporation's statement of intent (SOI), on condition it take...
A group of rowdy Australian uni students were warned by police after starting the party a little too early on their flight to Queenstown. Police were called to Queenstown Airport yesterday afternoon after reports of a disorder incident on an...
Queenstown Airport Corporation is splashing millions on neighbouring residential proper-ties. It bought a run-down tennis court in McBride Street last August for just over $1 million. And it confirms that within the past six months it's bought two homes that are...
YOURWORD: John Hilhorst John Hilhorst is a former Wakatipu High School economics and social studies teacher, who's lived in the resort since 1995 A ridiculous notion – relocating the airport would cost way too much! Figures ranging from one to two...

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...
Flights have been cancelled at Queenstown Airport tonight due to air traffic control staff calling in sick. In a statement Airways New Zealand said six flights were being rescheduled and airlines were making other arrangements for passengers. ''Airways regrets that due...
Two Virgin Australia flights from Queenstown were affected last Friday when the airport ran out of fuel. A flight to Melbourne was cancelled and a flight to Sydney was delayed by a few hours till fuel arrived from Cromwell. "An unexpected...
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