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Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months
9 Jun 2021  

Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months

Key meetings attended by tourism minister Stuart Nash since taking up the portfolio in November 2020 include those with various taskforce bodies, local councils and industry representatives.


Nash nixes bed taxes, puts IVL under scrutiny
13 May 2021  

Nash nixes bed taxes, puts IVL under scrutiny

The tourism minister also wants to see an expansion of differential pricing across the sector for international visitors.


Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?
7 May 2021   /

Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?

More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.


Nash’s $200m tourism plan gets positive reception from sector
7 May 2021  

Nash’s $200m tourism plan gets positive reception from sector

The tourism sector has welcomed the new strategy praising its targeted support for operators, regions and its transformation initiative.


Nash unveils tourism transformation plan, commits $200m
6 May 2021  

Nash unveils tourism transformation plan, commits $200m

Inbounders, RTOs, and the Queenstown and Milford areas are among those supported.


Tourism minister’s full speech at TRENZ Hui 2021
6 May 2021  

Tourism minister’s full speech at TRENZ Hui 2021

There is a lot to unpick in tourism minister Stuart Nash’s new plan for the sector and below is his full speech delivered to TRENZ Hui 2021 at the Christchurch Town Hall.


Nash re-prioritises $13m from TIF for regions under stress
1 Apr 2021   /

Nash re-prioritises $13m from TIF for regions under stress

The regions hardest-hit by the slump in international tourism will get priority.


Nash shuts down TFT before final report
26 Mar 2021   /

Nash shuts down TFT before final report

The minister ditches the Tourism Futures Taskforce weeks before it was due to complete its work “re-imagining” tourism.


Nash planning to “tax life out of tourism” – ACT
26 Mar 2021   /

Nash planning to “tax life out of tourism” – ACT

Tourism minister Stuart Nash has taken three briefings specifically related to bed taxes, says the ACT Party.


Watch: Did Nash announce new tourism support at TPS? He says so
24 Mar 2021   /

Watch: Did Nash announce new tourism support at TPS? He says so

The tourism minister defends his TPS speech and says he did announce new support for the sector.


Nash names five regions in line for targeted structural support…
19 Mar 2021  

Nash names five regions in line for targeted structural support…

Nash says he is “deeply concerned” about the situation unfolding in these five destinations.


…as he puts freedom camping, IVL, DOC pricing on hit-list
19 Mar 2021  

…as he puts freedom camping, IVL, DOC pricing on hit-list

Tourism minister Stuart Nash outlines his vision for tourism once international visitors returns which would include policy and sectoral changes.


Queenstown’s “economic earthquake” rally cancelled
19 Mar 2021  

Queenstown’s “economic earthquake” rally cancelled

Queenstown’s “economic earthquake” rally planned for tourism minister Stuart Nash’s visit to the resort today has been cancelled after he declined the invitation to attend.


Nash starts southern tour, Queenstown preps “economic earthquake” rally
18 Mar 2021  

Nash starts southern tour, Queenstown preps “economic earthquake” rally

Queenstown locals will hold a rally on Friday to express the “true crises” in the region and welcome tourism minister Stuart Nash to the struggling resort.


Nash rejects claims of lack of support for Glacier Country
11 Mar 2021  

Nash rejects claims of lack of support for Glacier Country

Scenic Hotel Group hibernates hotels and accuses the tourism minister of “throwing businesses under the bus”.


Nash dashes hopes of Glacier Country bail out
3 Mar 2021  

Nash dashes hopes of Glacier Country bail out

But the tourism minister says the Govt is looking at “innovative ways to allow businesses to hibernate”.


Govt: 70% immunity needed to fully reopen borders, guides 1 Jan 2022
3 Mar 2021  

Govt: 70% immunity needed to fully reopen borders, guides 1 Jan 2022

The Government believes it needs around 70% of the population immunised before borders will re-open to long haul travel and that could take six to nine months, according to tourism minister Stuart Nash.


Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats
1 Mar 2021   /

Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats

The Government must provide targeted support for struggling Fiordland and Glacier Country operators, says the National Party.


Watch: ‘McClash’ – McClay v Nash over “hard conversations” comment
24 Feb 2021   /

Watch: ‘McClash’ – McClay v Nash over “hard conversations” comment

Tourism minister Stuart Nash faced criticism in Parliament over his “very hard conversations” comments directed at tourism operators.


Nash warns taxpayers should not have to subsidise tourism, aims to reposition industry
18 Feb 2021  

Nash warns taxpayers should not have to subsidise tourism, aims to reposition industry

The tourism minister says “the full cost of tourism” should be priced into the visitor experience.


Nash: NZ tourism will “never return” to how it was
12 Feb 2021  

Nash: NZ tourism will “never return” to how it was

The tourism minister says those who rely on foreign tourists may need to have “very hard conversations” with creditors and employees.


Nash “open” to STAPP scrutiny, says possible lessons to learn
5 Feb 2021   /

Nash “open” to STAPP scrutiny, says possible lessons to learn

The tourism minister says the Auditor-General is the right person to conduct the inquiry.


Nash: Some tourism businesses “are really going to suffer”
1 Feb 2021  

Nash: Some tourism businesses “are really going to suffer”

Long-haul travel this year looks unlikely, says tourism minister Stuart Nash.


MBIE recommends against more tourism support
16 Dec 2020  

MBIE recommends against more tourism support

Tourism minister Stuart Nash is told further help for the sector could “distort incentives”.


Nash “lobbies for tourism” but no sign yet of borders opening
7 Dec 2020  

Nash “lobbies for tourism” but no sign yet of borders opening

Tourism minister Stuart Nash says he is lobbying Government on behalf of the tourism sector but cannot provide dates about opening international borders.


Nash a “bit of a firecracker” – RTOs’ first impressions
27 Nov 2020   /

Nash a “bit of a firecracker” – RTOs’ first impressions

Some of the country’s leading destination marketers give their views of the new minister and his messaging.


Youth sector hits back at tourism minister
23 Nov 2020  

Youth sector hits back at tourism minister

YHA says Nash’s focus on high value tourism would put New Zealand’s $1.5bn youth tourism industry under threat.


Ticker Take: New minister transports tourism back to 2017
19 Nov 2020   /

Ticker Take: New minister transports tourism back to 2017

The new tourism minister Stuart Nash made a scatological splash this week following the Tourism Summit Aotearoa, writes the Ticker’s Bridget O’Connell.


Stuart Nash’s top tourism priorities
17 Nov 2020  

Stuart Nash’s top tourism priorities

In his first speech to industry, the new tourism minister outlines his vision for the hard-hit sector.


Nash to open Tourism Summit Aotearoa
9 Nov 2020   /

Nash to open Tourism Summit Aotearoa

New tourism minister Stuart Nash will present the opening address at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa.


Disgruntled STAPP group urges review under new minister
4 Nov 2020   /

Disgruntled STAPP group urges review under new minister

Lawyer Andy Glenie says new tourism minister Stuart Nash should reconsider how best to support all tourism businesses.


A new minister for tourism – what does industry think?
3 Nov 2020  

A new minister for tourism – what does industry think?

His small business and regional and economic development portfolios will help him in tourism, say sector leaders.


First words from Nash on tourism…
3 Nov 2020  

First words from Nash on tourism…

The new tourism minister says he will spend the next few weeks listening to tourism operators.


…and last words from Davis
3 Nov 2020  

…and last words from Davis

Kelvin Davis says new tourism minister Stuart Nash will do a “fantastic” job in the role.


Stuart Nash named new tourism minister
2 Nov 2020  

Stuart Nash named new tourism minister

He takes over from Kelvin Davis, who had held the portfolio since October 2017.


Davis defends AJ Hackett Bungy NZ grant in Parliament
5 Aug 2020   /

Davis defends AJ Hackett Bungy NZ grant in Parliament

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has defended the Government’s support for AJ Hackett Bungy NZ under questioning in Parliament.


Davis to operators: “Hard decisions have to be made”
3 Aug 2020   /

Davis to operators: “Hard decisions have to be made”

The minister justifies his STAPP decisions and says those who missed out must assess their “long-term viability”.


Former tourism minister Paula Bennett to leave Parliament
30 Jun 2020  

Former tourism minister Paula Bennett to leave Parliament

Bennett took over the role in late 2016 when prime minister John Key announced his departure from Government.


Tourism takes $1.75bn in wage subsidy, support tops $3bn – Davis
26 Jun 2020  

Tourism takes $1.75bn in wage subsidy, support tops $3bn – Davis

The tourism sector has received about $3bn of indirect and direct Government support, says tourism minister Kelvin Davis.


Davis retains number 2 position on Labour list
16 Jun 2020  

Davis retains number 2 position on Labour list

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has retained the number 2 spot on the Labour Party’s 2020 election list.


Tourism sector to learn details of $400m fund tomorrow – Davis
3 Jun 2020   /

Tourism sector to learn details of $400m fund tomorrow – Davis

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says businesses will learn more tomorrow afternoon about the targeting of $400m allocated to the sector.


Taxpayers’ Union criticises Davis over tourism taskforce
20 May 2020  

Taxpayers’ Union criticises Davis over tourism taskforce

The formation of the New Zealand Futures Tourism Taskforce announced in Budget 2020 is a waste of time and money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.


Wage subsidy there ‘just to soften the blow’ – Davis
13 May 2020  

Wage subsidy there ‘just to soften the blow’ – Davis

“The wage subsidy scheme and the business support packages were just there to soften the blow…,” tourism minister Kelvin Davis told the Epidemic Response Committee yesterday.


Davis to industry: Watch next week’s Budget
8 May 2020  

Davis to industry: Watch next week’s Budget

The tourism minister says work is underway on a potential offering for the hard-hit tourism sector.


Tourism minister quizzed on Govt support for sector
30 Apr 2020  

Tourism minister quizzed on Govt support for sector

Parliament’s return on Monday saw National MP Todd McClay question tourism minister Kelvin Davis on the impact of alert level restrictions on the tourism and hospitality sectors.


Wednesday Letter: Tourism minister Kelvin Davis on 2020
22 Jan 2020   /

Wednesday Letter: Tourism minister Kelvin Davis on 2020

The minister reflects on 2019 and looks ahead to the Govt’s key priorities for tourism in 2020. 


Davis: More to be done on funding, particularly in regions
19 Aug 2019  

Davis: More to be done on funding, particularly in regions

In his speech to the Tourism Export Council of NZ conference last week, tourism minister Kelvin Daivs focused on the funding and coordination of the country’s tourism system.


Minister Watch: Chch Airport, Q’town leaders, Aus MP see Davis in June
23 Jul 2019  

Minister Watch: Chch Airport, Q’town leaders, Aus MP see Davis in June

Christchurch Airport, Destination Queenstown and a Tasmanian MP were among those who had time with tourism minister Kelvin Davis, according to his diaries for June.


Minister Watch: NZICC, Redwoods Treewalk, Dive! Tutukaka host Davis
8 Jul 2019  

Minister Watch: NZICC, Redwoods Treewalk, Dive! Tutukaka host Davis

A number of operators had an audience with tourism minister Kelvin Davis in May in a busy month that included TRENZ, the 100% Pure NZ Experience awards and Tuia 250 preparations.


MBIE apologises to minister for handling of CAM canning
27 Jun 2019   /

MBIE apologises to minister for handling of CAM canning

Davis was unhappy with the lack of information over the ditching of the survey.