Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will spend the next three days hearing and considering submissions to its draft Long Term Plan, called Facing our Future 2018-28.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says Tourism New Zealand’s budget was cut because the government has to put more funding into health, education and housing.
The Department of Conservation has been largely painted as a “winner” from yesterday’s budget after receiving the largest jump in funding since 2002.
Tourism New Zealand has had its funding cut but the country’s cycleways have been given a boost.
One of New Zealand’s leading tourism assets received a pre-budget boost in the form of $81.3m of pest control funding.
A levy on international visitors to New Zealand is set to be finalised within weeks with implementation targeted for around Budget-time 2019.
Eleven Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, have been awarded $820,000 of fresh government investment.
The government has announced a $20m growth package for the region with more than half of the money earmarked for a trek around Mt Taranaki.
Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.
Two star-gazing ventures have attracted a total of $3.5m of government investment in the latest round of funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership (TGP).
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