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Managing our Footprint

Here you'll find regular news, updates, and event information from Tourism Central Otago

Are you in need of tourism and travel sector updates or want to access up to date information that will help support your business?  

Below you’ll find links to online business tools and advisory sites, plus updates on recent activity undertaken by Tourism Central Otago, and upcoming opportunities relevant to tourism in the Central Otago region.

Wood-burners and climate change

I often get asked about whether using wood-burners for interior heating contributes to climate chang…

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Tourism and the National Emissions Reduction Plan

ERP – no, not the noise you make after eating a Jimmy’s pie too quickly, but rather New Zealand’s fi…

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Climate Change, Tourism & the National Adaption Plan

The draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for climate change is out for consultation to 3 June; these…

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Fossil fuels and flying

A few years ago, in a discussion with Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), I learned that the two things…

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Does buying an electric vehicle amount to choosing your poison?

As I wrote back in December last year, my first commandment of climate change is ‘Don’t take carbon …

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Funding the Tourism sector to reach net carbon zero

In those wonderful days prior to Covid-19, tourism vied with dairy as New Zealand’s biggest export i…

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Can we plant our way out of the climate crisis?

The primary tool that New Zealand’s government is using to both impose a price on carbon and reduce …

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The five commandments of climate change

Climate change is a huge problem. Often people feel so overwhelmed that they don’t know what to do. …

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Dipping my toes in the water

Greg Bodeker has kindly agreed to write a monthly article for our monthly operator newsletter in lin…

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