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 Guardians oppose the Airport expansion because:

  • This expansion will replace a green space, marked as a buffer in Wellington District Plan, with a plane park, bringing airport operations right next to Strathmore residents’ homes. This will take noise levels through the roof & destroy the livelihood of this suburb with no credible mitigation plan.
  • With an expansion, Wellington Airport hopes to handle more air traffic. This will inevitably generates more carbon emissions, an inconceivable consequence in a climate emergency;
  • With increased emissions coming from Wellington Airport (from increased air and land traffic), Wellington’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2050 (through the Te Atakura program) will be even more jeopardised;

A big thank you to all who have sent donations ranging from $50 to $10,000. We are extremely encouraged and humbled by your generosity. To make an impact, we need YOUR help to raise $100,000 to $200,000!

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Please support the Guardians of the Bays Inc as we continue to fight the airport expansion. 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.
    1. Bank account: Kiwibank, 38 9017 0217717 00
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