Wanaka Air­port chat looms

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The fu­ture of Wanaka Air­port will be dis­cussed in ‘‘world cafe’’ style meet­ings on May 21 and 22.

Lease­holder Queen­stown Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion is invit­ing the com­mu­nity to join in the in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions, de­signed to in­form the air­port’s fu­ture de­vel­op­ment over the next 30 years.

The cor­po­ra­tion signed a $14.5 mil­lion long-term lease for Wanaka Air­port with the Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil in March and is work­ing on de­vel­op­ment and in­vest­ment plans.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Colin Keel said the ses­sions were open to all.

‘‘The fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of Wanaka Air­port will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the re­gion’s suc­cess. Po­ten­tial growth can take many forms so we’re in­ter­ested in talk­ing through what that could look like with those who live, work and visit the re­gion,’’ Keel said.

Other ways to give feed­back in­clude a new in­ter­ac­tive on­line tool, our.wanakaair­port.com, which was launched on May 4.

Peak Func­tions Cen­tre, May 21, 6pm - 9pm; May 22, 7pm-10pm. RSVP es­sen­tial at Eventbrite.


Tourism Min­is­ter Kelvin Davis talks to me­dia at the Trenz con­fer­ence held in Dunedin.

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