"As regular flights between Aotearoa and Australia resume, the issue of
high-volume tourism and its environmental impact is now front and centre.
Significantly, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has advocated
for using the disruption caused by COVID-19 to transform the local tourism
This would be based on the industry being accountable for its environmental
costs, and involving local communities and mana whenua in decision-making —
echoing other calls to recalibrate tourism within “sustainable bounds”.
Few people would argue for a return to unsustainable practices, but what does
this really mean? And who might we turn to for solutions?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics