2010

Cape Race Development Strategy

NZTRI's Tourism and Community Program is completing recommendations for a conservation and development plan linked to the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Canada recognized as one of the most significant fossil sites in the world.  The site
possesses fossils of multi-cellular life that lived 575 to 542 million
years ago in ancient oceans. The Reserve has been identified as one of

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2009
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Top of the South Aquaculture and Seafood Trail

NZTRI's Tourism and Community Program is presently assessing visitor attitudes about aquaculture, seafood and tourism in the Marlborough, Nelson, Golden Bay
region as part of a year long survey.  The research has been conducted
in partnership with the i-Sites in the region and is partially funded by
Destination Marlborough, Nelson Tasman Tourism and the Marine Farming
Association. The International Institute for Tourism and Development at
Clemson University, Clemson, USA is a partner in this research.

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2008
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Puhoi to Pakiri Area Visitor Strategy Research Programme

The joint project between the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (based at AUT University), Rodney District Council and local tourism and business stakeholders will develop a sustainable five year strategic tourism development plan for the region. The Plan will be prepared in consultation initially with local tourism and business operators, with wider community input sought as the project progresses.

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February 2010
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Work in a Warming World

AUT’s New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) is working with universities around the world, including York University in Canada, as part of an international project to study the impact of climate change on employment. The project, which has received $1 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), looks at the challenge climate change presents to Canadian employment and workplaces.

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2009
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: "Our Space" Summative Evaluation

 This study investigates to what extent Our Space meets Te Papa’s objectives for the exhibition. This research investigates how individuals and groups negotiate and interact with Our Space, the technological features on-site and in the associated website. A preliminary report was submitted to Te Papa on 15 February 2010.

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November 2009
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ongoing (March 2010)
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