Resident Survey

Waitaki Destination Management strategy aims to develop a sustainable and resilient visitor economy that benefits the local community and supports the four wellbeings - social, cultural, environmental and economic. This survey seeks to gain your input and insights to the strategy and plan development.  This survey has also been shared previously through community networks. Your response by August 9th would be appreciated. 

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* 1. Where in Waitaki do you live?

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* 2. What outcomes would you like to see from the Waitaki Destination Management strategy for your children's children? Please rate.

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A clear, bold vision and identity for Waitaki vs other districts
Experiences and facilities sympathetic to our built and physical landscape
A plan that balances social, cultural, environmental and economic outcomes
Immersive experiences linked to our culture, heritage and values
Sustainable transport evolution
Protection of our natural environment
A thriving and welcoming district for visitors

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* 3. What makes Waitaki unique and different compared to other destinations? Please rate.

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Our people, te tangata, te tangata
Diverse, uncrowded landscapes, easily navigated
Rich Ngai Tahu & European heritage and stories
Well preserved Oamaru harbour precinct and Victorian buildings
Our Geology & Geography - ancient landscapes/ limestone
 Local foodbowl/kai and producers
Our Artisan spirit and crafts
Nature/Outdoor activities - variety for all interests and seasons
Our Water aspects - lakes, rivers, beaches
Connector district between Otago and Canterbury

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* 4. How would you describe Waitaki to a potential visitor in three words?

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* 5. What are the biggest barriers/challenges to growing the visitor economy in  Waitaki ? Please rate.

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Consistent standard of infrastructure across the district to support sustainability
Enabling visitors to look after the environment
Competition from other districts
Transportation options - to/from/around the district
Changing locals' attitudes to visitors
Funding for development
Integrating  innovation/new technology into visitor experiences

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* 6. What barriers and challenges do you see to growing the visitor economy in your community?

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* 7. What are the key visitor and community assets in Waitaki ? List your top three

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* 8. What assets in the Waitaki could be developed to benefit visitors and the community?  List your top three.

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* 9. If you were taking first time visitors on a day trip, where would you go, what would you do and why?

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* 10. What new events & experiences  might be created  to appeal to visitors and residents? Please rank from highest to lowest ( 9 -1).

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* 11. What other Events and Experiences would you like to see developed in the future for locals and visitors?

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* 12. What are the most important benefits visitors bring today?

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New ideas and perspectives
Diversity
Vibrancy/vitality from people on holiday
Prospective new residents
Economic contribution $$$
Greater choice of services for residents
Ambassadors for the district

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* 13. What problems do visitors bring to Waitaki today?

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Unrealistic demands
Pressure on public facilities
Traffic congestion
Inadequate infrastructure if numbers grow
Envrionmental damage - lack of respect
Overcrowding at Locals' favourite spots

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* 14. What trends have you seen recently that we can leverage to grow visitation?

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* 15. What type of visitors should be targetted  in the future?

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People who want an experience and are prepared to pay
Slower paced travellers with money
People who respect and want to connect with the environment
People who are interested in our story
Domestic visitors
International visitors
High value visitors
People who value what we value

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* 16. What collaboration opportunities could be explored to drive the visitor economy? Please rate.

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Cross/inter regional collaboration - Dunedin, Central Otago, Mackenzie, Waimate, Timaru
Weekend packages for targetted groups
Local businesses partnering to create new opportunities
Agency collaboration on infrastructure needs
Annual food festival co-ordinated with other food festivals
Linkage to other cycle trails
Linkage to walking tracks

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* 17. Do you approve for your anonymised comments to be shared in an evaluation review?

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* 18. Do you have any other comments to share?

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* 19. Would you like to receive the compiled results of this survey?

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