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A longer airport runway will bring in more international visitors, and enhance business and education connections.
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A longer airport runway – 4 years ago #
I think it is something that should have happened a long time ago. Sometimes you just have to ignore all the negativity that comes from central government (who has firmly nailed its Auckland standard to the mast) and Air New Zealand and chart your own course. You have to be the master of your own destiny and not let others decide it for you. If you let others decide it for you it will be their interests that predominate.
The stupidity of this idea is positively breathtaking - has all the hallmarks of the time in the 1950's when Wellington Airport was constructed in the bubble of "Progress at any cost" with total disregard for the natural environment and quality of life in the communities in close proximity to the airport. Based purely on an unsubstantiated economic impact report with questionable projections and benefits for Wellington, the Capital Region and New Zealand, without any evidence of market analysis on-the-ground here in New Zealand, it's an extremely high-risk investment of ratepayer funds throughout the region - I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole if I were you.
This idea definitely needs to go back to the drawing board. A much larger population than the Capital Region is required. I believe the critical mass of Rongotai to Ruapehu is needed. Which suggests that Wellington Airport is not in the right place. Get your thinking hats on!
I am opposed on economic and climate change grounds.
I think it's a fantastic idea that will help all these other great ideas turn this city into a truly spectacular place
Just get on with please - this is long overdue
Great idea - long overdue at that.
I have seen so many towns and cities that think an airport extension will save them. There just aren't the planes willing to fly direct to Wellington internationally, and I really don't think this will change with a costly extension to our runway. Listen to the airlines - they are telling you the truth!
I think it is a terrible idea given the realities of climate change and environmental degradation. If Wellington is to become a truly sustainable and climate friendly city, we need to resist the temptation to attract larger planes that emit increased amounts of greenhouse gas.
It is essential to the infrastructure and hence growth of the Wellington region. It will knock three hours off long haul flight time, open Wellington up to direct in bound tourism and provide an alternate long haul starting point. It may also reduce some pressure on the Auckland airport.