Tourism is worth $24 billion to New Zealand & I don’t feel the Hutt City (or the Wellington region) is doing enough to get it’s fair share of this pie. We need to look at ways we can get tourists to stop in the Wellington region on their way south, as just being the gateway to the South Island isn’t a good enough reason.

I will have consultation with groups & individuals with ideas on what exactly it could be – from an outdoor water park, aquarium, luge track, or even a ropes course. We’ve got to be doing more not only for the people visiting our region, but for the locals alike.