There are numerous Waitangi Day commemorations happening around the country this weekend - we will be in Waitangi and will catch up with many of you there. The festival programme for the weekend at Waitangi Treaty Grounds can be found here.
The date of the General Election was announced this week, and New Zealand will be going to the polls on Saturday 23 September. We will be looking at parties' tourism policies over the next few months but as we are aware, tourism doesn't exist in isolation as other policies impact our industry: freshwater, immigration, transport, regional development, environment, education, and economic development to name but a few!
As always, if there is anything you need help with for your Māori tourism business, we are merely a phone call or email away.
Nga mihi, na,
Pania and the team at NZ Māori Tourism