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Have your say on how we manage visitors in our region

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Banks Peninsula Destination Management Plan (DMP) is currently under development: we would love your input.

When the country closed its borders in 2020, central government began work on a nationwide tourism reset.

“The loss of international visitors as the result of COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to rebuild a more regenerative tourism system.”  – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

As part of this reset, central government provided funding for every region to develop what’s known as a destination management plan. ChristchurchNZ, as the Regional Tourism Organisation for Christchurch was the agency tasked with leading this work. Destination management planning is described as “an ongoing process that requires destinations to think about the future of tourism and consider the social, economic, cultural and environmental risks and opportunities”.

Basically, a destination management plan is an opportunity for our community to define how tourism can best serve our people and our environment. It creates a set of recommendations so that the agencies responsible for implementing various aspects of destination management planning can include these into their work programmes and future plans.

Have your say on the DRAFT Destination Management Plan

Working with local communities and mana whenua from the Banks Peninsula area, a draft plan has been created. The vision is to:

“Welcome manuhiri (visitors) to explore our unique culture, history and geography in a way that delivers benefits for our people and taiao (environment).”

Between 1 – 19 May, Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board are seeking feedback from residents of Banks Peninsula on the draft destination management plan.

There’s lots of ways you can get involved – you can attend a workshop, provide feedback in your local library or online. There will also be people in the street asking questions of residents and business owners.

You’re welcome to drop in to any of the four workshops around Banks Peninsula – it’s not necessary to RSVP, and everyone is welcome. Email kris@creativeagent.co.nz with any questions.

Diamond Harbour

Green Room

Thursday 4 May

1pm – 2pm


Gaiety Supper Room

Wednesday 3 May


Little River


Wednesday, 3 May

1pm to 2pm


CCC Board Room

Wednesday 3 May



May 4
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Green Room
2A Waipapa Ave
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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