Policy

NZ’s environmental iceberg: cruise ships

Paul McBeth
Fri, 19 Feb 2021

Paul McBeth
Fri, 19 Feb 2021
A weighty report suggesting ways to mitigate the impact of tourism on New Zealand’s environment touched the surface of the rising tide of cruise ships, and its author is urging government officials to delve more deeply into the issue.Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton’s ‘Not 100% — but four steps closer to sustainable tourism’ report highlights the impact cruise tourism has had on Akaroa since the 2011 earthquakes knocked out Lyttelton Port and prompted those vessels to find an alternative b...

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