Recent Submissions

Other submissions

  • Consultation on the International Education Strategy 2018-2030

    Submission to the International Education Strategy 2018-2030 - 22 June 2018

    TIA is pleased to see that the strategy acknowledges the alignment between international
    education and tourism. We highlighted several areas where the connection between tourism and education could be strengthened, including promoting safer driving and encouraging regional dispersal.

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  • Consultation on proposed processes for maintaining the approved subjects list for University Entrance

    Submission to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority - 18 Oct 2017

    The tourism industry needs a workforce that supplies the right people with the right skills at the right time and place. Having tourism as an approved UE subject would be an important enabler of this. We are concerned that tourism is not currently an approved UE subject as it adds to the myth that a career in tourism is not an attractive option.

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  • Proposed changes to Visa Service

    Submission to Immigration New Zealand - 4 October 2017

    There is a lack of information on the impact of the proposed changes to the tourism industry. No information is provided on the functions of the proposed customer sector teams, the structure of each team and the number of staff. Therefore, TIA is unable to provide full support for this model due to a lack of information.

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  • Draft International Education Strategy for New Zealand

    Submission to Education New Zealand - 31 Aug 2017

    TIA considers that the International Education Strategy could benefit from a stronger demonstration of the connections between international education and the New Zealand tourism industry, in particular a stronger relationship between Education NZ and TIA.

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  • University Entrance Review 2016-2017

    Feedback on the Discussion Document - 28 April 2017

    TIA highlighted the need for tourism to be a UE-approved subject. We stressed our surprise to see an overall lack of engagement with industry sectors on this review work. Many industries, including tourism, value UE qualified graduates. It seems an opportunity to strengthen engagement with industry has been lost and it reflects poorly on NZQA’s stakeholder engagement processes.

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  • New Models of Tertiary Education Draft Report

    Submission to the New Zealand Productivity Commission - 26 November 2016

    Overall, TIA supports the draft paper and its series of bold recommendations. However, we believe there are still some gaps and anomalies in a range of areas, including employer/tertiary collaboration, career guidance,skilled migrants and UE. We also want the final report to encourage action and responsibility.

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  • New Models of Tertiary Education Draft Report

    Submission to the New Zealand Productivity Commission - 26 November 2016

    Overall, TIA supports the draft paper and its series of bold recommendations. However, we believe there are still some gaps and anomalies in a range of areas, including employer/tertiary collaboration, career guidance,skilled migrants and UE. We also want the final report to encourage action and responsibility.

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  • Land Transport Amendment Bill 2016

    Submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee - 27 October 2016

    Safety of visitors and drivers is critical to this discussion. We support the continued requirement for all drivers of small vehicle passenger services to obtain a P-endorsement on their licence. We are concerned that drivers of small vehicle passenger services do not require knowledge of the English language.

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  • Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment - 15 July 2016

    TIA welcomes the proposed requirement for councils to plan ahead of time for the provision of land to enable growth for housing and businesses. However, we are concerned about the potential the NPS has to increase the complexity, cost and rigidity of urban planning processes.

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  • Seafarer Certification

    Proposed amendments to Maritime Rules Part 32 - 7 June 2016

    Overall, the proposed changes are a positive development for the industry. TIA commends Maritime New Zealand on their acknowledgment of issue around the validity period for maritime licences and their willingness to review the situation and move to a more favourable outcome for certificate holders.

    The proposed changes supported by TIA were approved by Maritime NZ in August 2016.

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  • New Models of Tertiary Education

    Submission to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper - 4 May 2016

    The strength of the voice of the employer within the current tertiary system needs to be a lot stronger than it currently is. We are concerned that the Issues Paper does not go far enough in recognising this as a significant issue.

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  • Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill

    Submission to the Commerce Commission - 21 January 2016

    TIA supports the liberalisation of Easter trading laws but would prefer to see a national law to provide consistency for travellers, rather than allowing 67 councils to make 67 bylaws.

    This was a win for TIA, with the new Shop Trading Hours Bill passed into law on 25 August 2016. However, we would have preferred a national rule, rather than leaving it up to councils to decide when and where shops will open.

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