26 June 2020 – Department of Conservation waives fees for tourism operators

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Tourism
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: department of conservation, minister of tourism (MBIE)

Overview: Department of Conservation reverses earlier decision and commits to waive DOC fees for tourism businesses operating on public conservation land, thereby providing financial relief for about 1,000 operators.
Full details here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2020-media-releases/tourism-operators-provided-extra-relief/

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other, Tourism sector task group
Evidence/Justification: No report yet, but a Tourism Futures task groups has been established