Parliament

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

 

Tourism Values And Expectations Must Be Taught

Tourism Values And Expectations Must Be Taught And Shared

Labour Tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis is welcoming news that arrests have been made in Northland and Queenstown for attacks on tourists, but says more bashings could occur if the Government doesn’t resource the tourism industry to educate Kiwi communities and tourists about shared values.

“The Government needs to resource the industry to educate both tourists and our communities in the industry's core values of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga,” says Kelvin Davis.

“Kaitiakitanga means caring for the environment, and both tourists and New Zealanders from the government down can learn how to care for our country.

“Manaakitanga means hospitality. We need to learn how to care for our guests and tourists need to learn not to trample on the mana of Kiwi communities.”

Kelvin Davis says tensions are brewing in at least one Far North community after locals have been abused by tourists, and rubbish and effluent from freedom campers has been dumped on roadsides.

“If this situation continues, then the chances are that we'll hear of more tourist bashings.

“With 65,000 visitors expected at next year's Rugby World Cup, our country cannot afford to have tourists return home saying New Zealanders are an abusive people,” Kelvin Davis said.

“At the same time our country is not a dumping ground for tourist waste and local communities should not have to put up with abuse either.

“The Government provided a $30m budget boost to promote New Zealand in international markets, but there also needs to be an appropriation for educating tourists and Kiwis on each other’s expectations, especially kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election