Tarras airport dreams dead ... for now

Tarras airport dreams dead ... for now
A concept image of a proposed airport in Tarras, Central Otago. (Image: CIAL)
Oliver Lewis
After spending at least $50 million on land, Christchurch airport has shelved its controversial plans for an airport in the tiny Central Otago village of Tarras.Christchurch International Airport (CIAL), which is majority-owned by the council via its commercial arm Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL), communicated its intent to pause the project and focus on local growth opportunities in a letter to CCHL chair Abby Foote on Tuesday.The decision was made at a board meeting on Monday.'No new capital'Christchurch councillors last Dec...

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