Queenstown Airport

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...
A Canadian working holiday-maker was arrested at Queenstown Airport on Tuesday as he attempted to skip the country to avoid a drink-driving charge. Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said the 23-year-old quit his job in the resort and booked flights...

Airport doggy digs

They stop biosecurity threats from getting past our borders, and now Queenstown's superstar sniffer dogs have a swanky new home. Biosecurity beagles Fritz and Guinness have moved into a new facility at Queenstown Airport, which includes a 30sqm building and...
A huge turnout's expected at today's memorial service for a long-time Queenstowner highly regarded for her kindness, infectious smile and high energy. Andi Rapley, who died last Thursday, aged 58, of ovarian cancer, worked at Queenstown Airport for the past...
David Mayhew is a Kelvin Peninsula resident who lives within Queenstown Airport's proposed new noise boundaries The community's overwhelming (92 per cent) rejection of the Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC) plans to increase aircraft noise boundaries to accommodate forecast growth in...
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