Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Minister presents new Tourism Trophy

2 March 2000

Minister presents new Tourism Trophy

The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton has marked the opening of the New Zealand Tourism Awards entry process by presenting a new trophy that will be awarded to this year's winner of the Small Operator Award.

The award is one of the Special Awards and recognises the significant contribution that small operators make to the New Zealand tourism industry. It is open to any tourism enterprise that employs less than five full-time equivalent staff.

Mr Burton said the Small Operator category is a significant one.

"Of the 16,500 tourism businesses in New Zealand, around 80 percent or 13,500 employ less than five people.

"These 13,500 tourism businesses are spread throughout New Zealand and have a crucial contribution to make to regional growth and employment. As Minister of Tourism I am delighted to be able to recognise this contribution."

The Small Operator Trophy – a carved model of a waka - was presented by the Minister to the chief executive of theTourism Industry Association, Glenys Coughlan. The TIA has taken over management of the New Zealand Tourism Awards. The gala evening announcing the finalists will be held in Wellington on August 11th 2000.

The New Zealand Tourism Awards categories cover all sectors of the tourism industry, ranging from activities and attractions, accommodation and transportation to retailing, environmental and cultural tourism products. The awards recognise innovation in areas like the environment, arts and cultural and training and development.

Entries for the New Zealand Tourism Awards opened this week.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Davos World Economic Forum: Ardern Upbeat Despite Absences

The prime minister will soon wrap up her first day at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which is notable for who is there as much as who isn't.

Domestic political crises have kept a number of world leaders at home including US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Shipping Is NZ’s New Trade Problem

So Jacinda Ardern and Theresa May have signed a piece of paper promising peace in our time when it comes to our trade with Britain... Brexit is not the only concern. More>>


Reshuffle: National Announces Spokesperson For Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. More>>


KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday]. More>>


Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>


JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>


Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>




InfoPages News Channels