A strong tourism industry is good news for all New Zealand. It means more jobs, income and greater community benefit – like more shops, restaurants and events.
MBIE works to help increase tourism’s contribution to the New Zealand economy and regions around New Zealand.
Here we show our funding in action, along with stories from communities where tourism is showing clear benefits – starting in Northland.
Twin Coast Cycle Trail
We take a trip from coast to coast:
We talk to Jack Poutsma, who is developing a new café and backpackers in Kaikohe:
We talk to Jonny Martin, who runs a growing bike hire and shuttle service in Paihia:
Tourism in Northland
We talked to Northlanders about how tourism affects their communities, businesses and the local economy.
Paul Davis, Northland Inc
Diane Ruawhare, Ngawha Springs Hot Pools
Jack Poutsma, accountant and business owner
Building tourism skills in Northland