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Not just a photo op: Ardern woos back tourism

Paul McBeth
Sat, 19 Mar 2022

Not just a photo op: Ardern woos back tourism
PM Jacinda Ardern surrounded by snappers atop Mount Coronet. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Paul McBeth
Sat, 19 Mar 2022
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Queenstown wasn’t just a photo opportunity to go along with this week’s announcement of an early reconnection to the world.Sure, Ardern had the obligatory morning TV spot with Australia to entice our trans-Tasman cousins to come and spend their hard-earned dollars over here, and it’s hard to find a spot with more commanding views of the Wakatipu Basin than from atop Mount Coronet.But the opportunity for Ardern to sit down with some of the district’s leaders was invaluable.To...

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