Queenstown Airport

At 81 years old, Albert de Koning has nearly come to terms with retiring. The Superior Firewood owner is liquidating his company because he can't find a suitable new location. He admits he may have done his dash – having owned...
Queenstown Airport is bowing to the blowtorch of public opinion and bringing back a drop-off zone. It's part of a swag of parking and traffic improvements which is costing $4.6 million. Locals will be able to drop mates directly in front...

Locked up, booted out

An Immigration officer is being accused of sexism and harassment by a deported Canadian. Taisha Neil-Seebohm, who had a working holiday visa, was refused entry at Queenstown Airport on June 11. She then spent four days in Queenstown police cells before...
Queenstown Airport - three-quarter owned by local ratepayers - has lost its appeal in pursuit of a multi-million dollar tax rebate. The airport company spent $8.5 million building an embankment over a 45-metre drop-off to the Shotover River, at the eastern end of...
Queenstown Airport's new park and ride will have an extra 150 carpark spaces to ease traffic woes. The airport company – majority-owned by the local council – has applied for consent from City Hall for the service and hopes it...

Airport fees hike

Queenstown Airport is hiking commercial pick-up and drop-off fees - but doesn't want to talk about it. Right now the airport charges $3.45 for a pick-up. But from next Thursday, Mountain Scene understands the airport will charge $8.05 for pick-ups as well...
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and summer is definitely on the horizon. I hate to be cliched, but the year really has flown by. Here at Parliament, there are just 14 sitting days left until we...
Frankton residents are pointing the finger at Queenstown Airport and the New Zealand Transport Agency for parking woes. A meeting was called for Saturday by Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay to address queueing traffic and parking congestion on State Highway 6, near the...
A Frenchman who stole forfeited cigarettes from a Customs drop-bin while working as a cleaner at Queenstown Airport has escaped conviction. Costa Le Coubet, 22, had access to the Customs-controlled side of the terminal. The Frenchman, in New Zealand on a...
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