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Nash: We don’t tell our stories well enough
28 Jun 2022  

Nash: We don’t tell our stories well enough

There’s an opportunity to tell our stories better not only to overseas markets but to ourselves as well, says the tourism minister.


MEETINGS 2022: Nash underscores govt’s commitment to business events
15 Jun 2022   /

MEETINGS 2022: Nash underscores govt’s commitment to business events

But it’s too early to say what shape govt support may take in the future, says the tourism minister.


Nash on new phase for tourism, NZ’s increasingly “challenging” sell
26 May 2022   /

Nash on new phase for tourism, NZ’s increasingly “challenging” sell

The tourism minister highlights the challenges ahead for the sector but also signals the start of a new positive phase.


Nash on $54m innovation fund: “It should be for the big plays”
25 May 2022  

Nash on $54m innovation fund: “It should be for the big plays”

The tourism minister outlines how he wants the Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery to be prioritised.


Q&A: Nash on changing tourism, wages, IVL and Budget 2022
18 May 2022   /

Q&A: Nash on changing tourism, wages, IVL and Budget 2022

Tourism has to build back better and that means changes to the way things have been done in the past, says the tourism minister.


Cruise probably tourism’s “most trashed brand” in Covid is coming back better – Nash
12 May 2022   /

Cruise probably tourism’s “most trashed brand” in Covid is coming back better – Nash

How cruise managed the pandemic will be studied for years, says the tourism minister.


Nash to fly the flag in Aus, will lead delegation to TNZ showcase
5 May 2022   /

Nash to fly the flag in Aus, will lead delegation to TNZ showcase

The tourism minister will attend TNZ’s Regional Showcase in Sydney to spread the message that NZ is open for business.


Mayor’s concerns over Nash’s “troubling” criticism of DMP delivery
31 Mar 2022   /

Mayor’s concerns over Nash’s “troubling” criticism of DMP delivery

The tourism minister’s comments could derail “the most transformational mahi anyone in tourism has ever seen”.


Perspectives: Tourism post-Covid must change – Nash
25 Mar 2022  

Perspectives: Tourism post-Covid must change – Nash

In his opening address at the Tourism Policy School, the tourism minister challenges the industry to do better.


Stuart Nash: My commitment to tourism
17 Dec 2021   /

Stuart Nash: My commitment to tourism

Reconnecting New Zealand is not just the name of a govt strategy, it’s an absolute must-do for tourism in 2022, writes the minister.


Opposition takes aim at ‘no significant visitors until next summer’
13 Dec 2021   /

Opposition takes aim at ‘no significant visitors until next summer’

MIQ should be scrapped for double-vaccinated arrivals now, says the National Party.


Nash: There are no ‘cost-free’ decisions when it comes to Covid
29 Nov 2021   /

Nash: There are no ‘cost-free’ decisions when it comes to Covid

After a difficult last week for tourism, we asked the tourism minister to address industry concerns – here’s his reply.


Nash: Things had been looking up for some…
6 Sep 2021   /

Nash: Things had been looking up for some…

The hospitality industry was in the stages of a nascent recovery in the months leading up to the current lockdown, according to Stuart Nash.


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”.