"Our research shows the case for a runway extension is compelling," insists Steve Sanderson.
Views are hardening on the airport's proposal, which may cost north of $300 million. With reader poll result.
"Excluding Air NZ, who have already said no, how many other major international airlines flying long haul into New Zealand have put their hand up to say, 'Yes, once it's built we will come?' Gosh, it's gone awfully quiet"
A coalface verdict on how the government performs for business owners.
"Let the 'bouquet' be one made up of poison ivy. They couldn't tell the time even from a digital watch"