Queenstown Airport

Airport’s bid

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) is calling on the district council to limit new developments as it continues a public consultation on plans to expand its noise boundaries. QAC made a submission to a hearings panel considering the council's proposed district...
Queenstown Airport has been identified as the place where two adults and a 13-month-old baby  contracted the notifiable disease measles. Three cases had since been reported — in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch — prompting both the Southern and Canterbury District...
Aucklanders now hold all but one of the seats on the Queenstown Airport Corporation board. The board will be led by the sole remaining Queenstown-based member, lawyer Prue Flacks. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult announced the changes yesterday. Flacks replaces John Gilks,...
Queenstown Airport will need a new terminal to accommodate passenger movements which may be capped at five million a year by 2045, airport bosses say. Wanaka Airport might also be developed as a "dual airport" to take some pressure off...
Queenstown's fast-growing airport has launched a pre-emptive strike on nearby housing growth. The resort is grappling with surging population growth and where to put future houses and businesses. But the airport wants the kibosh put on 30-odd requests for more intensive...
Queenstown Airport's board has quietly acquired a new director. Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport's property boss, was endorsed by Queenstown's councillors at a closed-door session on June 23. The local council is the airport company's major shareholder, on behalf of the community. The...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...
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...
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