40 days ago

High-end tourists, not freeloaders, our best future

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

OPINION: New Zealand should bite the bullet on the bums-on-seats mentality, and focus solely on marketing New Zealand as a premium, high-end tourism destination to the international visitor – a la Switzerland.

The high-volume, low-value visitor isn't our future, nor are weak-kneed councils who pander to the skody sleeper van culture of non-self-contained freedom campers freeloading their way around New Zealand.

Winning the hearts and minds and wallets of high-value international visitors is the smart way forward to ensure this towering pillar of the New Zealand economy is sustainably nurtured, not stifled – or trashed.

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5 hours ago

Local Business Hero competition closing soon


If you haven’t nominated your favourite local business for the Prospa Local Business Hero awards – you’d better get a move on.

The nominations closes on Thursday 5 March 2020 – and the competition is hot across the country. Don’t forget...if your ‘business hero’ is a regional finalist, you BOTH get a $100 Prezzy® card. PLUS the national winner gets a raft of prizes including advertising packages and a cash prize of $2,500.

Nominate a business today and spread the word about your Prospa Local Business Hero.
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5 hours ago

Connect and play this Children's day

The Team from Oranga Tamariki

Want to show your child you love them? Take them to something exciting this Children's Day.

Children’s Day is on Sunday 1st of March and it's all about putting tamariki first. Find an event near you.
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1 day ago

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