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Oamaru heritage tourism project

Wednesday 16 August 2017 3:04pm

The Oamaru Heritage Precinct Project, being carried out by Centre for Sustainability acting director Dr Caroline Orchiston and research assistant Will Stovall, made news in the Oamaru Mail last week.

Caroline and Will are investigating the state of heritage-based tourism in Oamaru as part of a project funded by QuakeCoRE.

The pair have been interviewing anyone with any interest in the heritage precinct in Oamaru , talking to building tenants, tourism operators, hospitality workers, Waitaki District Council Staff, tourists and residents.

Questions covered the state of heritage tourism in Oamaru, what had been achieved in the town’s tourism sector, challenges ahead, public interest in heritage tourism, the authenticity of the Victorian precinct and whether appropriate measures were being taken to preserve it. Participants were also asked about the vulnerability of the precinct’s buildings to seismic activity, and the importance of seismic strengthening.

For full article follow the link to the Oamaru Mail Heritage-based Tourism Studied