Jul 10, 2008

Chocks Away Forever

More than ninety years of aviation history at Wigram, from first World War bi-planes to modern skydiving, will end in September, 2008.

The 250 hectare aerodrome, which has been operating since 1916, will make way for about 2,000 new houses and will incorporate a retail precinct, schooling and recreational facilities.

Owners Ngai Tahu Property Ltd sent a letter to all tenants this week informing them that the airfield will close on the 28th February, 2009, after being closed to air traffic from September, 2008.

Further reading:
Wigram air traffic to end - The Press, 10 July 2008

Council Short Sightedness -
Geekzone, 10 July 2008


Anonymous said...

So What happened to the deal of the council lease
and the right of renwal

another stuff up by city council
and a maori lies time for war

Canterbury Heritage said...

A property Project Manager formerly in the employ of what is probably Christchurch's most enduring political dynasty is now Development Manager of Ngai Tahu Property Limited.

The Chairman of a major City Council subsidiary company is also Chairman of the aforementioned political dynasty's property holding company and also Kaupapa Taiao Manager for Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Welcome to reality...

James Sleeman said...