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Concerns over proposed runway extension

July 4, 2013

Around 100 people were at the Hataitai Bowling Cub last night to air concerns over the proposed runway extension. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Greg Thomas from Wellington International Airport presented the case for a runway extension in terms of business opportunities, tourism potential, attraction of international students, and time-saving for international travelers. Several residents spoke against the extension in terms of environmental effects, impacts on Evan’s Bay foreshore, and arguable economic benefit (with only one daily long-haul flight to and from Wellington).  There will obviously be more debate on this to come….in fact a follow up meeting is planned in about a month…..

I’d love to feature a variety of views on this, as we are talking a major development, with a big price tag… Comments are welcomed!


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  1. And as a follow up to this there is a further meeting , Wednesday July 31st at 7.30pm, at the Haitaitai Bowling Club.

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