New submissions

  • Letter to Environment Minister on Tourism and Freshwater Management

    30 June 2020

    TIA has written to Environment Minister Hon David Parker seeking the inclusion of a tourism value in the upcoming National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.

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  • Terms of Reference for the Tourism Futures Taskforce

    25 June 2020

    TIA welcomed the opportunity to comment on the draft Terms of Reference for the Tourism Futures Taskforce.

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  • Submission on APTR/Auckland Council Emergency Budget

    19 June 2020

    TIA submitted on Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget 2020/21. One of Auckland Council's proposals was to suspend the Accommodation Providers Targeted Rate until March. We supported the proposal but advocated that the APTR should not be reinstated in any form, and that given the post-COVID environment, now is an opportune time to remove the APTR permanently.

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  • Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

    11 March 2020

    TIA submitted on the proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. We supported the proposed NPS, highlighting the importance of indigenous biodiversity to tourism, highlighting tourism’s non-extractive use of environmental resources and that operators are a valuable partner in conservation efforts. We also highlighted the value of some of our introduced species, urging caution around discounting the value hunting and fishing add to the economy.

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  • Christchurch City Council Home-share Accommodation District Plan Review

    5 March 2020

    TIA has submitted on Christchurch City Council’s Home-share Accommodation District Plan Review. We advocated for Option 1 – No change to current District Plan provisions, on the basis that in the short-term CCC needed to focus on enforcing compliance under the current District Plan, and not allow the problem of non-compliance to continue while CCC works through their processes to adopt a new option. In the long-term, we continue to advocate for a central administered regulatory framework for all short-term visitor accommodation.

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  • Submission to Civil Aviation Authority on the Review of Aviation Fees, Levies and Charges Discussion Document

    14 February 2020

    TIA submitted on CAA’s Review of Aviation Fees, Levies and Charges Discussion Document, for the period 2020-2023. TIA is not supportive of the levies increase. We would like to see efforts to increase organisational efficiencies within CAA before the levy is increased and we are concerned by the intention to fall back on increasing the levy on operators should passenger numbers soften. Rather, CAA should plan and manage its costs accordingly.

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  • Response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report 'Pristine, Popular… Imperilled? The Environmental Consequences of Projected Tourism Growth'.

    31 January 2020

    Commissioner Simon Upton asked for ‘bold ideas’ to address the impacts of tourism on New Zealand’s environment. TIA has identified six areas where there are persistent or structural issues that limit sustainable tourism development.

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  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill

    11 February 2020

    TIA is supportive of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill, recognising the importance of the event, but urging strong communication and efforts to minimise disruption as much as possible.

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  • Feedback to the Ministry for Primary Industries on Border Clearance Levy proposals

    16 December 2019

    TIA submitted on the Border Clearance Levy 2019 Review which proposes to increase the BCL from July 2020, expressing our concern about the increasing costs that visitors are facing due to government pricing reviews. We also emphasised the need for better administration – both in the way that the Memorandum Account is managed, and better reporting on the BCL from MPI.

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  • Fair Pay Agreements submission

    Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    TIA supports fair pay for all tourism workers. However, we are concerned that the proposals in the Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System discussion paper would do more damage than good across the tourism industry.

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  • White paper on New Zealand’s Research, Science and Innovation Strategy

    Developing Tourism Industry Research Capability

    In our supplementary white paper, we propose that a portion of the International Visitor Levy is assigned to the tourism industry to seed the establishment of an industry-led research capacity and capability. This paper has been prepared in the context of the recent Data Hui.

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  • Submission on New Zealand’s Research, Science and Innovation Strategy

    Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    Our submission to MBIE on the draft New Zealand Research, Science and Innovation Strategy. From a tourism industry perspective, the RSI system is not delivering for an economically and socially important part of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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  • Ministry for the Environment's Action for Healthy Waterways Proposals

    Submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Action for Healthy Waterways - 31 October 2019

    The Ministry for the Environment has released a plan to tackle New Zealand’s ongoing freshwater management issues. We are supportive of the direction and urgency of the plans, but are calling for the importance of tourism to be given a higher priority.

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  • Submission on the National Policy Statement for Urban Development

    TIA supports the direction of travel that the draft NPS-UD is taking. TIA has spent considerable time and resources in addressing the pressures on visitor-related infrastructure that have arisen from rapid tourism growth.

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  • Te Koiroa o Te Koiora: New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

    Letter of feedback to Department of Conservation - 20 September 2019

    We are supportive of the direction of travel for the Biodiversity Strategy. We highlighted the importance of the environment and biodiversity to tourism in New Zealand. We urged DOC to value the role of tourism businesses as conservation partners, and cautioned against a specific focus on indigenous species given the importance of many introduced species in attracting tourists to New Zealand.

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  • Local Government Funding and Financing Draft Report

    Submission to the Productivity Commission - 16 September 2019

    TIA is disappointed in the draft report's recommendations to address the impacts of regional tourism growth. The Commission's proposed funding solutions - user pays, bed taxes and funding from the International Visitor Levy - do not meet its principles of efficiency, equity and fairness, and sustainability. TIA proposes that Central Government makes an annual calculation equivalent to 20% of the GST collected from international visitors and distributes this to councils for tourism-related needs.

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  • Hector’s and Māui Dolphin Threat Management Plan Review

    Submission to the Department of Conservation - 19 August 2019

    We have highlighted the importance of our native dolphins to biodiversity and reiterated the value they add to tourism. We disagree with the Department’s acceptance in the plan of allowing 79 Hector’s deaths annually as a result of fisheries-related activities.

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  • Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

    Submission to the Environment Select Committee - 16 July 2019

    We are supportive of the intent of the Bill to take New Zealand to a zero carbon position by 2050, but believe that more thought needs to be given to how the Government will support and assist industries that rely on technologies that cannot be made emission-free in the short-to-medium term, including air transport.

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  • Reform of Overseas Investment Act

    TIA has sent a letter to Treasury outlining our opinion on proposed reforms to the Overseas Investment Act.

    24 May 2019

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  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) refresh

    29 May 2019

    TIA has provided feedback to StatsNZ regarding the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) refresh.

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  • West Coast Te Tai O Poutini Conservation Management Strategy.

    Submission to the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai on the Amendments to the West Coast Te Tai O Poutini Conservation Management Strategy.

    TIA has submitted to the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai on the Amendments to the West Coast Te Tai O Poutini Conservation Management Strategy. Some of the proposed amendments to the CMS may warrant a partial review rather than an amendment, as they could have an impact on the overall nature of Paparoa National Park.

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