Cruise industry livid as govt dodges Wiggles 2.0

Cruise industry livid as govt dodges Wiggles 2.0
Ponant Line's Le Laperouse luxury ocean liner
Pattrick Smellie
The New Zealand cruise industry association is accusing the government of delivering a "significant and devastating" blow to the tourism industry by refusing to allow a French luxury cruise liner to enter NZ waters.The Ponant line's ship, Le Laperouse, is scheduled to conduct summer months cruises for local passengers, the first departing on Feb 8.However, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is hanging tough on the decision by Immigration NZ not to issue visas for 61 foreign hospitality workers aboard the ship, which has been slow-st...

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