Tourism minister says cash injection is for vulnerable communities

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 7 May 2021, 9:41AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Tourism minister says cash injection is for vulnerable communities

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 7 May 2021, 9:41AM

The Tourism Minister hopes a 200 million dollar cash injection is enough to get operators through the Covid-19 era.

Stuart Nash is today visiting Queenstown, Arrowtown and Cromwell, a day after making the funding announcement in Christchurch

He says told Mike Hosking these towns, reliant on overseas tourists, are vulnerable.

“If a tourism business falls down in Auckland, it’s not going to bring down the economy and there’s a chance that that operator will get a job elsewhere. But, if a business falls down in Te Anau or Milford or the glaciers then that runs the risk of bringing down the whole community.”

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