Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Future secure for regional tourism

Future secure for regional tourism

Media Release: 28 August 2014

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council today separately resolved to alter the shareholding in Nelson Tasman Tourism (NTT).

NTT is a council controlled organisation, previously jointly owned by both councils, which supports the economy through regional marketing, tourism development and visitor information services. Tasman District Council will transfer its shares to Nelson City Council at no cost.

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says the transfer will ensure that the services provided by Nelson Tasman Tourism can continue to be delivered, in a cost effective manner.

“Tourism currently brings over $500 million to the Nelson Tasman economy. Nelson City Council is committed to continue investing in the sector through tourism development activities and the i-Site. This is an opportunity to use closer ties with NTT to leverage major events and our regional facilities in a way that adds value to ratepayers.

“Much like our arrangement with the Nelson Region Economic Development Agency (EDA), sole ownership provides the company and stakeholders with certainty about future direction and clarity around reporting lines and obligations.

“Together with Tasman District Council, the local tourism industry and NTT, we are now in a position to consider the best model for delivering tourism services within the existing Nelson Tasman Tourism brand.

“There is no question that the development of tourism delivered by NTT is vital for the region to retain and grow market share in the competitive tourism industry. The next step is considering options for being more effective and adding value for ratepayers wherever possible.”

Tasman District Deputy Mayor Tim King says Tasman District Council’s agreement to the share transfer recognises the value of the tourism sector to the region and opens the way for greater flexibility in the way support is provided to meet the future needs of the industry.

“We will continue to work with Nelson City and industry leaders to develop the best model and how to fund it.”

Nelson Tasman Tourism Chair Phil Taylor says the NTT Board welcomes the decision.

“The tourism sector is going through rapid change and Nelson Tasman Tourism needs to change with it to remain competitive and make the best use of our ratepayer funding and the investments the private sector makes in our company.

“Having one owner will simplify the process of making the necessary changes, to provide a productive platform for the coming years.”

Funding is secure for NTT until 30 June 2015. Funding beyond that will be considered by both Councils through their respective Long Term Plans.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Tourism’s Endless Sense Of Grievance

Sad that a once in a century pandemic should have come along before the government had a clearly thought out plan for rescuing all the firms and saving all the jobs in the tourism sector. Sad that the government now looks like it was making up the criteria for support as it went along. But guess what? To some extent, they were. Possibly because in the modern era, a pandemic had never before caused international travel to evaporate almost overnight... More>>

 

PREFU: Economy Doing Better Than Forecast

The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update released today shows that the near-term economic recovery has been stronger than the Treasury and many economists predicted at the May Budget, as the economy bounced back strongly out of lockdown... More>>

ALSO:


PM Statement: Cabinet COVID-19 Alert Level Review

Takiri mai te ata, ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea, tihei mauriora! Tātou katoa ngā iwi o Aotearoa, tēnā koutou! Tēnā tātou e whakanuia ana i te wiki nei, te wiki o te reo Māori Greeting to you all from Otepoti, Dunedin. This week is the Māori ... More>>

ALSO:

Greens: $297m Fund To Support Sustainable Food And Farming

The Green Party has released its Farming for the Future Plan, including a $297m fund to support farmers and growers to transition to climate-friendly practices. The plan will: · Improve how we look after our land and water, with a levy on the ... More>>

ALSO:

National: Plan To Restore NZ’s Prosperity

National’s Economic and Fiscal Plan carefully balances the need to invest in infrastructure and core public services while also reducing tax pressure on Kiwi families and businesses. National Leader Judith Collins and Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith unveiled National’s ... More>>

ALSO:

NZ First: Party List

New Zealand First has a proven twenty-seven-year history of bringing balance and common sense to our government. Amid the continued setbacks of COVID-19 restrictions, New Zealand First has once again sustained its profile by selecting a strong team ... More>>

Election: Arriving Travellers In Isolation To Be Able To Vote By Telephone

Up to 5,000 people in managed isolation or quarantine will be able to vote by telephone in the general election and referendums after an amendment to electoral regulations last week. Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says the Electoral Commission sought ... More>>

National: Investing In Our Children’s Future

A National Government will prioritise lifting achievement for all New Zealand children, no matter their background or ability, National Party Leader Judith Collins and National’s Education spokesperson Nicola Willis say. “Parents just want what’s best for ... More>>

Police: Numerous Arrests Following Investigation Into Historical Offending At Auckland School

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber, Auckland City Police: Police have made six arrests as part of an operation investigating historical offending at Dilworth School. Auckland City Criminal Investigation Branch have been investigating since a complaint ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels