A big thank you to all who have sent donations ranging from $25 to $10,000. We are extremely encouraged and humbled by your generosity.

So far your support and donations have allowed us to establish an effective grass-roots membership of more than 500 Wellingtonians, become an umbrella group for all major organisations and groups opposing the runway extension and airport expansion and the ‘go-to’ voice for the media in critiquing the airport expansion plans.

The battle against Wellington Airport’s projects can only be fought in the Environment Court. For that we need lawyers and expert witnesses – the costs are estimated to be as much as $400,000 all up! We can’t do this without your financial help. To make an impact in the Environment Court we need to raise a lot of money to pay for legal advice and expert witnesses.

We have raised over $60,000 already and we are hoping to get up to $150,000 from the Ministry for the Environment’s Environmental Legal Assistance Fund for assistance. But we desperately need your support to make sure we can pull together the best team of experts to help us fight the Airport and their proposal. It will be a long fight, by the looks of it. What your donation will help us buy: Senior Barrister, court representation ($450ph), Solicitor, research ($220ph), Expert witnesses (ranging from $120 to $300ph).

Wellington Airport has had $3m from Wellington City Council to help develop their case to extend the airport runway and have had their experts produce some 30 technical reports. Without us having the credibility or weight needed to make an impact in the Environment Court, Wellington Airport will dominate the hearing with their over-inflated numbers and promises.

The tide of public sentiment is turning as it becomes clear that this pipe-dream really is a big white elephant. There are so many better things the City Council can do with your money.

Payment options:

Please support the Guardians of the Bays Inc as we continue to fight the airport expansion. We have a few options that may suit you:

  1. Donate a one-off amount now.
  2. Set up a regular payment to Guardians of the Bays (e.g. monthly).

Whether you decide to make a one time payment or a regular donation, you can choose from the following options to pay:

  1. By bank transfer to Guardians of the Bays, Kiwibank, 38 9017 0217717 00.
  2. By credit card, clicking on options below.

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