Submissions

Environmental submissions

  • Submission on proposed changes to New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

    6 October 2022

    TIA supports the important behaviour change and environmental outcomes that can be gained from the ETS over time. Our key concern is around whether large fluctuations take place in the unit price, which would result in uncertainty for the sectors involved, which increases the risks for these businesses around pricing their products and services in the near term. As a long game, it is essential that trust and confidence in the system is a key consideration.

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  • TIA feedback on Department of Conservation Hut Price Review 2022

    9 September 2022

    In principle, TIA supports the hut price review as DOC hut prices (excluding non-Great Walks) have not been changed since 2008 and we appreciate that the income received is important for DOC’s ability to maintain and improve the facilities that it provides.

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  • Aotearoa New Zealand’s First National Adaption Plan

    12 August 2022

    TIA supports the process that is set out in the National Adaptation Plan as tourism will be better served by having this comprehensive plan in place. This overall framework in the Adaptation Plan serves to activate the public sector and the national policy settings, which in turn helps industries like tourism to engage in the processes.

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  • Submission to the Department of Conservation on Conservation Management and Processes

    30 June 2022

    The key three points TIA raised related to: 1) ensuring more flexibility in the statutory planning processes; 2) ensuring more work is needed before the proposal to increase the ability to tender for concessions; and, 3) that the scope of the changes should be widened to include other known and solvable aspects of the concession process.

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  • Submission to the Department of Conservation on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Visitor Management Consultation

    10 June 2022

    TIA supports the introduction of a booking system to manage visitor volumes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We have made some recommendations on timing of implementation and visitor numbers.

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  • TIA submission on the Draft National Climate Change Adaption Plan

    3 June 2022

    TIA supports the direction of travel of this Plan. It will set up a wide push right across government and also provide ways for industries to engage. There are two tourism-specific Actions and we suggest that these be considerably widened.

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  • Submission to Ministry for the Environment – Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future

    24 November 2021

    We support the overall intent and ambition of the draft plan. Our comments are focussed on how the Plan can be strengthened to better recognise and meet the needs of the tourism industry, and indeed how the Plan can assist the tourism industry to achieve its own ambitions ahead of those set out in the Plan.

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  • Inquiry on the Natural and Built Environments Bill

    4 August 2021

    TIA supports the need for reform of the Resource Management Act. But we say that great care and attention is needed in establishing the new legislation; and then equal care, attention and funding will be needed for its implementation, to ensure a practical, fair and widely beneficial resource allocation process.

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  • Submission on Transport Emissions: Pathways to Net Zero by 2050

    25 June 2021

    TIA sees the Green Paper as another important component of the comprehensive and building Government response to enabling Aotearoa New Zealand to meet its 2050 net zero emissions target. We fully support the intent of this paper.

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  • Submission to Department Of Conservation on Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) Marine Mammal Sanctuary Proposal

    18 May 2021

    TIA is supportive of a strengthened and considered response to managing the bottlenose population in the Bay of Islands. The demise of the population is concerning and it would be a tragedy if this species were to become locally extinct. TIA recommends a focus on the species at risk rather than the entire marine system, as well as a stronger focus on research and education.

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  • Department of Conservation: Review of the Percentage Revenue Framework

    26 March 2021

    The mechanisms that set the fees paid by concessionaires on conservation lands are a critical matter for these operators. TIA's submission seeks a system that is based on clear principles, takes into account the operating realities of operators and is simple to work with.

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  • Climate Change Commission - 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation

    28 March 2021

    TIA strongly supports the intent and the substance of the material contained in the Commission’s draft Advice. The Advice will provide the Government with a clear way forward to activate the entire New Zealand system towards achieving our emission reduction targets. We support the 2050 goal and first three emissions budgets. Our key question is: are we going far enough, quickly enough; are we being ambitious enough?

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  • Milford Opportunities Project feedback

    3 December 2020

    TIA's comment on the shortlist of ideas for the Milford Opportunities Project Masterplan. The Milford corridor is a key tourism asset for New Zealand and we support the development of the Masterplan.

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  • Fish and Game Governance Review

    31 August 2020

    TIA submitted on the Fish and Game Governance Review. We highlighted the importance of freshwater to tourism, and advocated for a stronger commercial voice in the governance structure of Fish and Game, particularly at the national level.

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  • Letter to the Environment Minister on Tourism and Freshwater Management

    30 June 2020

    TIA has written to Environment Minister Hon David Parker seeking the inclusion of a tourism value in the upcoming National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.

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  • Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

    11 March 2020

    TIA submitted on the proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity. We supported the proposed NPS, highlighting the importance of indigenous biodiversity to tourism, highlighting tourism’s non-extractive use of environmental resources and that operators are a valuable partner in conservation efforts. We also highlighted the value of some of our introduced species, urging caution around discounting the value hunting and fishing add to the economy.

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  • Response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report 'Pristine, Popular… Imperilled? The Environmental Consequences of Projected Tourism Growth'.

    31 January 2020

    Commissioner Simon Upton asked for ‘bold ideas’ to address the impacts of tourism on New Zealand’s environment. TIA has identified six areas where there are persistent or structural issues that limit sustainable tourism development.

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