17 Aug 2021

Tourism operators want new rules for national parks

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 17 August 2021

Tourism operators are warning the rules governing national parks are so outdated that when a crisis like Covid-19 strikes and they need to adapt, they're hamstrung.

A different set of rules - or management plans - governs each of the 13 national parks.

They're meant to outline how we protect our taonga but most were written more than a decade ago and the review process itself can take up to three years.

Tess Brunton has more.