OHAKUNE I-SITE IMPROVEMENTS
The Ohākune i-SITE visitor information centre
will be closed for two days on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May to allow
workers to remove the scoria feature wall behind the counter and install
high definition digital video and signage.
Ruapehu i-SITE Manager Kim Treen
said that while the scoria wall looked good it was quite impractical
and took up desperately needed space that could be better utilized.
i-SITE has never been busier and we need the area occupied by the
scoria wall for better display space and other more practical and
flexible uses,” she said.
“For the two days i-SITE is closed staff will work from Council’s service centre on Ayr St where we will be able to provide advice, book accommodation, activities and transport as per normal.”
i-SITE phones will continue to be answered as per usual with the only
thing not available being such things as souvenir sales.”
Ms. Treen said that the tourism boom meant demands on the i-SITEs were increasing all the time from both visitors and tourism operators.
“We are getting more and more people coming through the door with the March door count for Ohākune up 35% compared to last year and revenue up 67%.”
“We are also representing greater numbers of Ruapehu tourism operators with more of them seeing the benefits of being part of the i-SITE network,” she said.