Currently Working On

We Want Your Views

TIA regularly consults members on a wide range of issues. We currently want your views on the following:  


DOC's draft Aoraki and Westland Park Plans

DOC is consulting on the draft Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and Westland Tai Poutini National Park Plans. TIA is open to feedback from members on their opinions on these plans, especially if there are particular points in the plans that you agree or disagree with. Please send your feedback to Industry Advocate Rachael Moore at before 23 January. Submissions on both plans close on 4 February.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Immigration visa changes review

MBIE is consulting on proposed changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system. This will have significant impacts on workforce issues across the industry and TIA would like to take a consultative approach. If you would like to be involved, please send your feedback to Steve Hanrahan ( by 15 February 2019.

Productivity Commission Review of Local Government Funding

The Productivity Commission is undertaking a review of Local Government Funding and Financing. This has significance for issues like tourist levies funding local government. Read the issues paper. Please send feedback to TIA by 1 February 2019.


Government Tourism Strategy Draft

MBIE Tourism has released its Government Tourism Strategy Draft. The draft Tourism Strategy proposes a more deliberate and active role for government in tourism, to make sure that growth is productive, sustainable and inclusive. Please send feedback to TIA by 18 February 2019.


Airbnb Rating Arrangements

We’re working on Airbnb rating arrangements. More and more councils around the country are looking into passing legislation to introduce higher rates and tighter regulations on short term accommodation providers such as Airbnb and BookaBach.


National Park Management Plans

The Department of Conservation is consulting on a number of National Park Management Plans, with more scheduled to come up for review over the coming months.  


Status of DOC's National Park Management Plans & Conservation Management Strategies

Click here to see the status of all DOC's National Park plans and Conservation Management Strategies.

 If you would like to provide feedback on a particular park management plan review, or DOC's overall review process contact TIA Advocacy Manager Steve Hanrahan with your feedback, email 



Feedback contact

If you would like to provide feedback on any of the above pieces of work, contact TIA Advocacy Manager Steve Hanrahan, email