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The New Zealand tourism industry is suffering right now.
The closure of our borders with the rest of the world (unless you're somehow involved in the movie industry and can cosy up to the right politicians before dazzling them with your limelight). This means that the steady stream of international visitors that used to fill our hotels and queue for the many tours and attractions we have to offer -- has gone. Instead, our tourism industry will have to make do with domestic tourists and their much thinner wallets.
With this in mind, I thought I'd take a look around and see what was on offer.
To be honest, I didn't find much to surprise (except the prices -- OMG NZ tourism attractions are expensive!).
However I did find one thing that gobsmacked me... a lot!
Apparently nothing is free any more in this country, or at least not around Lake Taupo.
Read on and weep...
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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