OPINIONS : Otago Southland regional tourism

– Southland regional strategy pumps for another 10,000 residents
– Central Otago looking at healthy linkages – Chinese gold mining trail
– Queenstown Lakes means ‘business’, flourishing! [infrastructure demands]
– Quelle surprise, Dunedin City Council criticised on visitor strategy (what tourism plan ?)….

Broadcast from RNZ’s Dunedin studio
### radionz.co.nz 5 Jan 2017 at 5:12 pm
Outspoken: The Future of the Deep South Link
In this Outspoken, a panel chaired by RNZ’s Otago/Southland reporter, Ian Telfer, looks at the deep south of the country – what is the future for the country’s most southern region and how successful is the push to get more people to shift there?
Audio | Download: Ogg MP3 (27′22″)

● Virginia Nicholls, CEO, Otago Southland Employers Association
● Norcombe Barker, Director of Larnach Castle, tourism leader and board member of Dunedin Host
● Tim Cadogan, Mayor of Central Otago (speaking by phone)


Just a tiny amount of what we know, from the Interior, in no geographical order whatsoever…. click on photo for source or go to Comments for credits.


Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

This post is offered in the public interest.


Filed under Business, Central Otago, DCC, Dunedin, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, Heritage, Hotel, Infrastructure, Inspiration, Media, Museums, Name, New Zealand, People, Politics, Project management, Property, Public interest, Queenstown Lakes, Resource management, Tourism, Town planning, Transportation, What stadium

2 responses to “OPINIONS : Otago Southland regional tourism

  1. Elizabeth

    *varying picture quality

    Photo credits:

    1. Queenstown Airport day-aerial [photo credit: queenstown airport]
    2. SS Earnslaw engine-room [realjourneys.co.nz]
    3. SS Earnslaw engine-room Real Journeys Ltd [shuttlerock-cdn.com]
    4. Cromwell [uniquelynz.com]
    5. The Nevis Bungy – AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand [bungy.co.nz]
    6. Grays Mining, Earnscleugh [infomine.com]
    7. Abandoned house, Becks by Shellie Evans [flickr.com – photos by flyingkiwigirl]
    8. Vulcan Hotel [aatravel.co.nz]
    9. Blue Lake, St Bathans-by-McLennan [outsideonline.com]
    10. Hayes Engineering Works homestead [dbijapkm3o6fj.cloudfront.net]
    11. Hayes Engineering Works shed-interior [otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz]
    12. Hayes Engineering Works at night, Oturehua by Simon East [heritage.org.nz]
    13. Gibbston, Central Otago – Valli Vineyard [winetoursnz.com]
    14. Queenstown [queenstownnz.co.nz]
    15. Queenstown the-mall [powderhounds.com]
    16. Skippers Canyon [adventurestoday.org]
    17. Queenstown canyoning [canyoning.co.nz]
    18. Queenstown white-water-rafting [somekindofwanderlust.com]
    19. Clyde Dam [nzgeo.com]
    20. Drybread Cemetery, Omakau [otagocentralrailtrail.co.nz]
    21. Hyde, Central Otago [talltalestravelblog/files/wordpress.com]
    22. Poolburn Viaduct Otago Central Rail Trail by M Hammel [ibike.dk]
    23. Queenstown – par-3-in-the-sky-helicopter-golf [twistedsifter/files/wordpress.com]
    24. The Hills clubhouse1 [thehills.co.nz]
    25. The Hills clubhouse [architect – pattersons.com]
    26. Hydro Attack, Trover, Queenstown [trover.com]
    27. SS Earnslaw [airnz.com]
    28. Air New Zealand – Queenstown [legacypartners.co.nz]

  2. Elizabeth

    At Facebook:


    Government “prepared to fund priority tourism infrastructure”.

    Thu, 23 Mar 2017
    ODT: Levy on visitors rejected
    By Paul Taylor
    A visitor levy to pay for Queenstown infrastructure looks to be a non-starter. Tourism Minister Paula Bennett said she was aware of the pressure caused by the booming tourism industry, but “I’m not convinced a bed tax or visitor levy is the right way to go about this”. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult, Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay, and Queenstown Chamber of Commerce have all supported charging visitors to improve the resort’s creaking infrastructure. Some 1.8million visitors passed through Queenstown Airport last year but there are only about 20,000 residents, along with businesses, to pick up the rates bill. Cont/

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