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Thread: Is this a good idea !!!!!! or the beginning of something bigger......

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    Is this a good idea !!!!!! or the beginning of something bigger......

    Apparently it is going to cost $5 to go to Stewart Island.....
    How will this be collected, administered, etc...???

    Stewart Island visitors now have to pay - Yahoo! New Zealand News

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    who do they deem to be a tourist? if i'm going hunting i'm already supporting the locals by using charter operators, next they'll be charging you to leave the island as well.

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    Good idea to me, will give the locals an annual injection of around $150,000 to help fund public infrastructure such as roading, public facility's for the tourists, ect.

    That sort of money goes along way for a town with 400 people in it.

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    Yeah, I like the idea too. If you paying that much to travel down there, $5 extra is nothing. Add it all up though, and it means the place can be improved for everyone.

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    it may well be a good idea, the thing that gets me is i would be paying the fee but never step foot in the town.

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    This is Bullshit, when did Stewart Island cede from the rest of NZ.
    My Wife was born and grew up there, well I think in those days born in bluff, still has family there, when we go do we have to pay?
    Every council is strapped for cash, infastructure all over could do with a boost, perhaps there should be a toll on visitors our street, I need to paint the fence.
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    it's a unique place that struggles to generate its own funds as other councils are able to do. Any infrastructure is twice as expensive.

    Would like to know if something similar will be set up in the chatams? They would have less people?

    I love the place and don't see an issue with a levy even though I've never been in the town.

    I guess some tight ass people need to see direct benefit to them before they fork out a fiver!

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    pay departure tax at a lot of the small airports, given the situation of Stewart Island I see it as a similar principle and dont have an issue with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by horihunter View Post
    pay departure tax at a lot of the small airports, given the situation of Stewart Island I see it as a similar principle and dont have an issue with it
    Neither do I other than is it the thin end of the wedge and since when did kiwis have to pay to see there own land
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    Exactly, better put than me.Where will it stop.
    Airport departure,5$ extra on the boat,$1 on an icecream, whatever,I don't have a problem with any of that. I think it could have been done a little more cleverly. I object to blantantly having to pay to to take my wife to what is her home.
    Maybe I should find out exactly what is defined as "Tourist" before I continue on my high horse.

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    But the big question is for the extra $5 do you get to taste the Kiwi icon "Marmite"?
    Whats the country coming too....
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