Tourism doing fine job

LETTER

I wish to give some constructive comments for Tourism Eastland and Activate Tairawhiti who are intending to become one. I can see from a touristic point of view some amazing work by Tourism Eastland. Many people have come here thanks to TE’s work and promotional input about Gisborne.

From the days of fine managers such as Graham Breckel to today’s departing Stuart Perry we see so much good for Gisborne. Penny Shaw is extremely well qualified. She approved policy for the NZ Recreational Fishing Council towards equity and a level playing-field in what is a longstanding saga that commercial fishers can take undersized crayfish when visitors and the public cannot.

TE also supports an eventual recreational marine park off Gisborne which can only be good for us all. Promotions have brought permanent settlers to Gisborne, investing in property and land. So in my opinion Tourism Eastland is doing a fine job.

Regarding Activate Tairawhiti, I would say Gisborne is sadly neglected compared to other New Zealand cities. However “Tairawhiti” is not known outside of Gisborne, and not what international people look for on the internet. It’s over to the two organisations to work well together because their work can only be good for our region, worldwide.

I feel a name like Tourism Eastland is what tourists look for. Personally, I feel we get fair rewards and yield for our limited rates money towards tourism. We need more support from central government.

Let’s prove to everybody Gisborne is really paradise. You have to travel elsewhere to know that.

ALAIN JORION

I wish to give some constructive comments for Tourism Eastland and Activate Tairawhiti who are intending to become one. I can see from a touristic point of view some amazing work by Tourism Eastland. Many people have come here thanks to TE’s work and promotional input about Gisborne.

From the days of fine managers such as Graham Breckel to today’s departing Stuart Perry we see so much good for Gisborne. Penny Shaw is extremely well qualified. She approved policy for the NZ Recreational Fishing Council towards equity and a level playing-field in what is a longstanding saga that commercial fishers can take undersized crayfish when visitors and the public cannot.

TE also supports an eventual recreational marine park off Gisborne which can only be good for us all. Promotions have brought permanent settlers to Gisborne, investing in property and land. So in my opinion Tourism Eastland is doing a fine job.

Regarding Activate Tairawhiti, I would say Gisborne is sadly neglected compared to other New Zealand cities. However “Tairawhiti” is not known outside of Gisborne, and not what international people look for on the internet. It’s over to the two organisations to work well together because their work can only be good for our region, worldwide.

I feel a name like Tourism Eastland is what tourists look for. Personally, I feel we get fair rewards and yield for our limited rates money towards tourism. We need more support from central government.

Let’s prove to everybody Gisborne is really paradise. You have to travel elsewhere to know that.

ALAIN JORION

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