16 Sep 2020

Tourism Minister defends Strategic Asset funding choices

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 16 September 2020

Tourism operators say government criteria and advice prevented them from applying for funding to save key attractions.

The Strategic Assets Protection Programme has been under fire from the industry for its selection process and criteria, labelled by some as confusing and misleading.

The Abel Tasman tourism operator, R&R Kayak, is among those who did not apply, as the owner, Rohan Haskell, didn't think his business fit the criteria.

Lisa Owen asked Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis if he stands by his funding decisions.