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Author: Alan Hopping

Alan Hopping’s response to LETTER TO EDITOR

I had a great response to Thermal Ocean Village this last week. There was one negative from one member the Mercury Bay Business Association committee and there was one in the Letters to the Editor passed on to me to respond which I am doing. With due respect to Rose Barrett’s letter and in response to Rose’s view on Hanmer Springs and Taupo AC Baths; Hot Water Beach is relatively small pooling area – dependent on tides and calm seas – no slides or large lap pools.However, it is hugely popular – up to 1,000 visitors per day. Hot Water Beach Top Ten Holiday Park does not have hot water on its...

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However, we need a development and discussion platform established. If we don’t develop dialogue through a communication platform that will lead to action, then a ‘tourism tomorrow’ programme will not happen. We will again return to yesterday’s performance or mediocracy with off-seasons and summer seasons which, in these tight economic times, reduces viability and worthwhileness to being ‘not worth the effort’ for many. We currently have great young adults losing their jobs due to low tourist numbers. This is why it is so important to put forward your ideas. Do this through CFM and through...

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