Recent Submissions

Environmental submissions

  • Indigenous Freshwater Fish

    Submission to Department of Conservation - 26 October 2018

    TIA’s submission on indigenous freshwater fish is supportive of Department of Conservation proposed amendments to the Conservation Act to widen its powers in managing indigenous fish but considers the Bill in its current form could impact negatively on the guided fishing sector and recreational freshwater fishing.

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  • Issues paper ‘Low-emissions economy’

    Submission to the Productivity Commission - 24 Oct 2017

    TIA is pleased with the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on a low-emissions economy and we are supportive of New Zealand being the world leader in reducing emissions. However, the lack of Government support of innovation and tourism research focused on the tourism industry, is a potential barrier to further uptake of innovation and technology supportive of a low-emissions economy.

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  • Application for a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

    Submission to the Environmental Protection Authority - 24 Aug 2017

    TIA strongly supports this application. A Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers would give assurance to the tourism industry that all essential New Zealand values and needs will be met for these two particular rivers.

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  • Crown Pastoral Land Tenure Review - Ferintosh Station

    Submission to Land Information New Zealand - 11 Aug 2017

    TIA is concerned about the freehold disposal of reviewable land at Ferintosh Station which borders the drive into the Aoraki Mount Cook village. We are advocating for all the land to be restored to or retained in Crown control as Conservation Area. Its value to tourism is both in its inherent and unique aesthetic qualities and in its potential to support concessioned tourism activities.

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  • Bay Of Plenty Conservation Management Strategy

    Pre-consultation Feedback to the Department of Conservation - 21 July 2017

    TIA seeks to ensure that the CMS provides for the preservation and protection of the natural environment of public conservation areas, whilst allowing improved and enhanced use and enjoyment for recreation and commercial users of these areas.

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  • Draft New Zealand’s Threatened Species Strategy

    Feedback to the Department of Conservation - 20 June 2017

    Tourism recognises the need for a Threatened Species Strategy. However, there should be greater emphasis on how non-government partners, such as councils, land owners, NGOs, community groups, businesses, the public and other partners that have an interest in working for conservation, can be part of the solution.

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  • Clean Water consultation document (2017)

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment - 28 April 2017

    TIA supports the Government's move to set standards, monitor and measure freshwater to bring about improvements. However, we are stunned at the lack of understanding of the importance of fresh water to the tourism industry and how important our industry is to the New Zealand economy.

    In May 2017, the Ministry for the Environment advised it was looking into the value of natural capital for tourism use. That was one of our recommendations in our Clean Water submission and is a win for TIA.

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  • Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan review

    Pre-consultation submission: Department of Conservation - 21 October 2016

    TIA seeks to ensure that Park Plans provide for the preservation and protection of the natural environment of national parks, whilst allowing improved and enhanced use and enjoyment for recreation users of the parks.

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  • Draft Wellington Conservation Management Strategy

    Submission to Department of Conservation - 4 April 2017

    TIA's goal is for a CMS that improves opportunities for visitors to have access to positive outdoor experiences and that contributes to the resilience of local communities and tourism operators. We want the CMS to provide for the preservation and protection of the natural environment of public conservation areas, while allowing improved and enhanced use and enjoyment for recreation and commercial users.

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  • Proposed marine protected areas for South Island's south-east coast

    Letter of support to the South-East Marine Protection Forum - 21 December 2016

    TIA supports Forest & Bird's submission on the establishment of a network of marine reserves as it will boost nature tourism and protect the environment.

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  • Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park Management Plan review

    Pre-consultation submission: Department of Conservation - 9 November 2016

    TIA seeks to ensure that Park Plans provide for the preservation and protection of the natural environment of national parks, whilst allowing improved and enhanced use and enjoyment for recreation users of the parks.

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  • Draft National Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability

    Letter of Support to the Department of Conservation - 5 October 2016

    To ensure a sustainable future, the New Zealand tourism industry must ensure it is demonstrably committed to looking after all the resources it uses to operate. To achieve this, sustainability must become a genuine ethical underpinning of the industry.

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  • Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment - 7 September 2016

    This document completely misses the stakeholder interest of the tourism industry and the government institutions that support tourism on how New Zealand manages its conservation and environmental resources, even though research consistently finds that these values are the very reason why people visit New Zealand.

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  • Next steps for fresh water

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment's consultation document - 22 April 2016

    Clean fresh water is vital to the growth and sustainability of New Zealand's tourism industry, and the Government must make protecting it a priority.

    TIA will be representing the tourism industry on this issue at the Land & Water Forum meeting in Wellington, 21 June 2016.

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  • Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

    Submission to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee - 14 March 2016

    The proposed legislative changes seem to be a step in the right direction to correct long term issues with the RMA. TIA is of the opinion that there is a need for an implementation framework to successfully put the changes into effect. We also note that there are still many more process improvements that could be made. Overall, the process of applying for RMA consents is still relatively cumbersome.

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  • Marine Protected Environments

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment - 11 March 2016

    TIA supports the Government wanting New Zealand’s marine management system to achieve an appropriate balance between protecting the marine environment and maximising commercial, recreational and cultural opportunities. However, we are concerned to see the lack of understanding of the impact on the tourism industry and the limited consultation with the tourism industry for this proposal.

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