The Puhoi to Pakiri region stretches from Puhoi in the south to Pakiri in the north, and includes Leigh, Matakana, Mahurangi and Warkworth. It has experienced rapid development both as a tourism and lifestyle destination over recent years. Research has been conducted by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) based at AUT University, local tourism and business stakeholders, and ATEED/ Auckland Council to gather information to inform a tourism development plan for the area.
On November 5th, Dr.John Hull presented a breakout session at the Cawthron Aquaculture Conference in Nelson on NZTRI's continuing research linked to the role of Innovation on the Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail organised by the Marine Farming Association in 2006. The session was attended by over 40 participants. The survey results from businesses and planners conducted in 2008 and preliminary results of visitors to the region in 2009 were presented. The baseline data is providing information fo
Abstract: Creating opportunities for the sustainable development of tourism in the Pacific Islands must be stripped back to the basics. While assistance with marketing and promoting an image is important, developing crucial necessities such as waste management is the key to maintaining an attractive image for the destination in the short term and protecting natural resources in the long term. If the animals that tourists travel to see are choking to death on plastic bags, then how long can tourism last?
Title: TREASURING AND MEASURING – EVIDENCE FROM COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS
A case study of a New Zealand museum.