19 Dec 2019

NZ's popularity with tourists risking the environment - report

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 19 December 2019

A new report says tourism could be destroying the very attractions bringing people here in the first place.

The report from Environment Commissioner Simon Upton says the popularity of New Zealand's clean and green image is putting our environment in peril.

One of the biggest problems is the number of tourists overwhelming facilities and a lack of response from central and local government.

The Tourism Minister is Kelvin Davis.

He speaks to Corin Dann