Protect Wanaka

Angry protests from residents in popular areas force city hall officials to take action Across Europe, historic cities are buckling. Mass tourism, encouraged by cash-hungry councils after the 2008 crash and...

Campaigners seeking to stop plans to expand Stansted airport are pinning their hopes on a council meeting on Friday, January 24. The Uttlesford District Council planning committee meeting looks like it...

The majority of Queenstown residents surveyed in the most recent Mood of the Nation online survey believe international tourists are putting too much pressure on New Zealand. Seventy-eight percent of the...

While New Zealand may continue to prosper from the tourist dollar for a decade or two yet, there is the very real prospect that the climate crisis will drive international tourism...

1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in 2019, globally. A 4% increase on the previous year which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic...

The following article appeared in yesterday’s Sunday Star Times – it is written by WSG member and long-term Wanaka resident, Meg Taylor, and is reproduced here in full. You can also...

Tourist numbers in Wanaka could become overwhelming in the decade ahead, the Wanaka Stakeholders Group says.Deputy chairman Mark Sinclair said the group was not against tourism, but as a community there...

New Zealanders are becoming more comfortable with the number of international tourists but more than half are worried that predicted growth is too much. Research out today shows that 24 per...

‘Mood of the Nation’ research commissioned by TIA and Tourism New Zealand measured New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism. The survey is conducted twice a year, with over 1000 New Zealanders interviewed...

A slowing in the growth of international visitor arrivals is being seen as a positive thing by some Kiwis. A survey of attitudes to tourism show negative sentiment about the pressure it puts on...