Infrastructure needed for Northland's tourism industry to thrive

Dean Nathan
  • Te Tai Tokerau

He tohu pai mo te ohanga o Te Taitokerau ko nga tatauranga hou e whakaatu ana i te pikinga i te maha o nga manuhiri tuarangi e haere ana ki Te Taitokerau.  Engari e mea ana te mema Maori o te rohe, kia tika ra ano nga ara haere o te rohe katahi ano ka puawai nga mahi turuhi.  

E ai kia Tatau Aotearoa, e rima mano te pikinga ake I te maha o nga manuhiri tuarangi I moe kotahi po ki tenei rohe i te marama o Pepuere mai i tera tau.

Greg McManus, Waitangi National Trust Chief Executive told Te Kāea, “Yeah we had a really good summer so our international visitation is up quite considerably but also domestically as well.  A lot more Aucklanders are coming up here and I think that bodes well for the future.”

“Just seeing the culture the scenery the setting the signing of the treaty the whole thing where it originated from, it’s just been amazing,” hei tā tetahi turuhi Ingarangi a Sarah Smith.

Ahakoa nga painga e mea ana te mema Maori o te rohea Kelvin Davis, ara atu ano nga mahi ma te kawana hei hapai i te wahanga turuhi ki tenei rohe.

“Ko te mea nui kia kore ratou e tae ki Pewhairangi anake engari kia haere huri rauna i Te Taitokerau.

E taretare ana e pukohukohu ana o matou huarahi nareira me whakatikatikangia era kia tino pai te haere o nga turuhi ki tena pito ki tena pito o Te Taitokerau.”

He tata ki te waru rau mano nga turuhi katoa no tawahi me Aotearoa I tae mai ki Te Taitokerau ki roto i te tau ki Pepure.  Kamutu, he tino aronga hoki kia whakararata mai te tinimano o nga manuhiri no Haina ki konei.

“I think it’s very good, especially when you live in New Zealand and kids are born here.  It’s even good to know that it’s important for us as well,” hei tā tetahi turuhi haina a Crystal Sun.

Hei tā McManu “I talk to a lot of our international visitors and a lot of them say that they've been recommended to come up to Northland first and to learn a bit about the history of New Zealand to help them understand the rest of New Zealand when they travel through it and that's what we're experiencing.”

He tohu pai engari ara atu ano nga tino mahi e puawai mai ai te wahanga turuhi ki Te Taitokerau.