After Labour accused the National Party of spamming Parliament by lodging more than 6,000 parliamentary questions last month, we thought it would be enlightening to look at some results.
The Green Party leader James Shaw explains why his party’s aims are closely aligned with the tourism industry’s, why they are the biggest proponent of a border levy, and asks why the government is ignoring industry advice on how to meet the challenges ahead.
ACT Party leader David Seymour on why GST on construction should be retained in the regions to help build tourism infrstructure, his views on a border tax and why ACT is the best party to vote for to ensure the industry maintaina access to foreign workers.
NZ First’s tourism spokesman, Fletcher Tabuteau, who has both worked in and taught tourism, shares his vision for the industry and outlines how he would address some of its pressing challenges.
Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell shares his vision for New Zealand’s tourism industry and how he and his party would address some of its pressing challenges.
The National Party’s Paula Bennett outlines her vision for the industry and how she would meet the challenges ahead if she were to remain Minister of Tourism.
Lesley Immink, former chief of the Tourism Export Council and now The Opportunities Party’s East Coast candidate, shares her vision for the industry and outlines how she would meet the challenges ahead.
The National Party says it will spend up to $100m to four-lane Te Ngae Road between Rotorua City and the airport if it is re-elected to government.
The Labour Party wants to build on the West Coast’s strengths in tourism and engineering in its development plan for the region.
The Labour Party has postponed two new taxes but has left five more in place that would slow down the New Zealand economy and restrict growth, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.
Senior cruise line executives have given the Labour Party’s plans to implement a $25 tourist tax short shrift.
The marine mammal sanctuary will protect the environment and potentially create sustainable local jobs through new eco-tourism ventures, such as whale watching.
The Labour Party’s proposal to implement a $25 levy on international visitors has been criticised by industry and opposition politicians as an extra burden on tourists.
The National Party has promised to introduce new rules to crack down on freedom camping if it is re-elected.
Labour will lead a nationwide effort to restore our rivers and lakes to a clean, swimmable state.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged light rail from downtown Auckland to the city’s airport within a decade if it wins the general election in September.
Only ACT has a clear policy to get Queenstown infrastructure caught up with the enormous pressure it faces, says ACT Leader David Seymour as he visits the town.
Excerpts on tourism and land access from a speech given by New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters in Whanganui on Tuesday.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants the full GST earned from tourists returned back to the regions in which the money was spent.
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