Tourism Environment Workshop - Hokitika

12 July, 2023
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MBIE want to hear your views on the Draft Tourism Environment Action Plan before it's finalised.

The Draft Tourism Environment Action Plan has been developed to help transform tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand to a regenerative model. Ensuring the tourism industry protects and restores the environment is important because the natural environment/te taiao is central to our attraction as a destination. The mission is to help restore the mauri of our climate and environment by achieving carbon zero targets and embracing a regenerative approach.

This workshop is open to anyone in Westland who's interested in the natural environment and transforming the tourism industry to a regenerative model that has a positive impact on te taiao. It will be semi-structured and interactive so you can share your views and learn from others about what they’re doing to sustain the natural environment. The Draft Tourism Environment Action Plan will be summarised in the workshop, but we encourage you to read the Plan and/or the summary ahead of this workshop, which is on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's website.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment want to hear from tangata whenua, tourism businesses, the people who interact with visitors, the people who travel to and within Aotearoa New Zealand, and from those who are helping to sustain the health and beauty of our natural environment. We want to hear about what you think of the proposed pathways to shaping a tourism industry that restores the mauri of our climate and the environment.

They may ask you about topics such as:

Decarbonisation of tourism to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

Championing biodiversity

Boosting technology and innovation

Collaboration between tourism operators and communities

Support for regenerative tourism projects.

There are no right or wrong answers, and you do not have to answer any questions that you feel uncomfortable with.

Register for the Hokitika workshop here

These workshops are also being offered online for those unable to attend in person.

For More Information and too see online workshop times and options visit the MBIE Website

12 July, 2023
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