Better promotion needed

LETTER

Re: Three As of our promotion, October 19 letter.

Well, I have to agree with the view that our city needs far better promotion. Thanks Graeme.

Activate Tairawhiti has done little if anything to promote our town.

Penny Shaw of Tourism Eastland has been a great, intelligent leader. She was also a powerful tourism teacher at Tairawhiti Polytechnic.

For many years Tourism Eastland had complaints from visitors about the rock lobster concession, because commercial can take undersized crayfish. Tourism Eastland is in my massive mandate to have this inequity removed.

After several visits to Activate Tairawhiti, they have done nothing.

The push for a recreational marine park or mataitai for Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay is another case in point. AT has not agreed to support the NZ Recreational Fishing Council (a statutory organisation) to proceed with promoting this proposal.

But worst of all, AT is missing a huge chance again in promoting our special city — Harry and Meghan are visiting New Zealand and not coming here!

Harry would surely love to see the pohutukawa his mother Diana planted on Kaiti Hill and the plaque to commemorate that. He could also see the genuine Captain Cook statue where Europeans first landed in Aotearoa. This was a monumental occasion in world history. Although the Te Ha preparations are one-sided, this is what it’s all about.

AT should have worked to get a stopover for Harry and Meghan — it would be so good and would have promoted our place to the world!

I believe AT should have been amalgamated into Tourism Eastland. It has a name that is easily found anywhere in the world, and was successfully promoting our place as a good destination for tourists and immigrants.

ALAIN JORION

Re: Three As of our promotion, October 19 letter.

Well, I have to agree with the view that our city needs far better promotion. Thanks Graeme.

Activate Tairawhiti has done little if anything to promote our town.

Penny Shaw of Tourism Eastland has been a great, intelligent leader. She was also a powerful tourism teacher at Tairawhiti Polytechnic.

For many years Tourism Eastland had complaints from visitors about the rock lobster concession, because commercial can take undersized crayfish. Tourism Eastland is in my massive mandate to have this inequity removed.

After several visits to Activate Tairawhiti, they have done nothing.

The push for a recreational marine park or mataitai for Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay is another case in point. AT has not agreed to support the NZ Recreational Fishing Council (a statutory organisation) to proceed with promoting this proposal.

But worst of all, AT is missing a huge chance again in promoting our special city — Harry and Meghan are visiting New Zealand and not coming here!

Harry would surely love to see the pohutukawa his mother Diana planted on Kaiti Hill and the plaque to commemorate that. He could also see the genuine Captain Cook statue where Europeans first landed in Aotearoa. This was a monumental occasion in world history. Although the Te Ha preparations are one-sided, this is what it’s all about.

AT should have worked to get a stopover for Harry and Meghan — it would be so good and would have promoted our place to the world!

I believe AT should have been amalgamated into Tourism Eastland. It has a name that is easily found anywhere in the world, and was successfully promoting our place as a good destination for tourists and immigrants.

ALAIN JORION

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Dugald Hamilton - 21 days ago
While I respect everyone's opinion, expecting Activate Tairawhiti to be responsible for everything that is going on or not going on in Tairawhiti, this might be painting an inconsistent picture. My experience with AT has been awesome. The help and attention to detail my business has received from them has been a game-changer in more ways than one. I really appreciate their help and direction and would like to point out the positive things they are doing for us all here. These outcomes don't come without hard work and I would like to thank them all.