In the wake of the shares buyout being considered by the Auckland International Airport, the authorities are affirming to the Queenstown Lakes District councilors that no steps will be taken without the advice of the latter.
Meanwhile, Warren Cooper, former Cabinet Minister, also said that for the security of the councilors over the proposed buyout of the Queenstown Airport shares by Auckland International Airport, there is a need of contacting the local Ombudsman.
Mr. Cooper has the experience of working as Queenstown Mayor from 1995 to 2001. He said that he is planning to register a complaint to the regional ombudsman over the issue.
He told that the agreement between the two airlines was initiated at a formal meet.
"The euphemism `workshop' seems curious. It appears clear the QAC board's decision was dumped on the councilors as a fait accompli", he said.
Auckland Airport has already purchased a 24.99% stake in Queenstown Airport in a deal worth $27.7 million. The deal will allow the former to elevate the stake by up to 35%.
Ever since the proclamation of the deal, the councilors have been protesting.