Parliament

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

 

Tourism New Zealand Centenary Function

The Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is tonight hosting Tourism New Zealand staff from around the world at a Parliamentary function.

Tourism New Zealand has staff located in 11 countries. This week is the first time they have all been brought to New Zealand.

"Parliament is a very appropriate venue for this function," Mark Burton said. "It was 100 years ago – in 1901 - that the New Zealand Government established the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts - the first government department in the world set up to promote tourism.

"One hundred years on, New Zealand continues to be innovative in its approach to tourism. A New Zealand Tourism Strategy has been developed out of a unique partnership between the public and private sector.

"The Strategy maps out a broad direction for sustainable tourism development in the 21st century. That future includes an enhanced role for Tourism New Zealand.

"This first ever gathering of Tourism New Zealand's overseas-based staff has provided a perfect opportunity to discuss the implications of the Strategy recommendations," Mark Burton said.

Overseas-based Tourism New Zealand staff have this week also attended the TRENZ tourism trade show in Christchurch and met with industry representatives, to be updated on new products and services.

"As we move into a new era for Tourism in this country, there will be new challenges for all of Tourism New Zealand's staff. I have no doubt they will embrace the challenge, with the same professionalism and enthusiasm which they now promote our unique and wonderful country to the world," Mark Burton said.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote. We also acknowledge the men who supported the cause and voted for the Bill to pass.

“Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.

“Aotearoa New Zealand has a female Prime Minister, we have women in cabinet. And I’m here as Acting Minister because the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is on maternity leave. New Zealand is a good place to be a woman!” More>>

 
 

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

'Post-Settlement Era': Māori Crown Agency To Be Established

Cabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader... More>>

ALSO:

Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>

ALSO:

Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>

ALSO:

NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels