The 2019 local government election took place on Saturday 12 October. The election is an opportunity to raise awareness among Mayors, Councillors, election candidates, council officers and communities of the value of hosting international and domestic visitors.
Your involvement helps create supportive local government partners who work with you to attract visitors and ensure growth is being managed in a sustainable way.
As a tourism operator, you can be actively involved and influence your council’s decisions. This can help you achieve Commitment 9 of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment – Community Engagement: Businesses actively engage with the communities in which they operate.
TIA's Local Government Election Toolkit includes tips on how to get involved with your local council, talking points and statistics, and tourism's top priorities for new councils.