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Monday 19 September 2016 | Published in Letters to the Editor

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Counting dollars, not long-term impacts
Tourists at Avatiu wharf after disembarking from a tender from the cruise ship Paul Gaugin last week. A letter-writer says government needs more long-term planning to give visitors to Rarotonga a unique experience. 16091320

THURSDAY'S front page headline, "Nation hauls in tourist dollars," is a rather sad reflection on how our government counts dollars and not environmental impact while at the same time it counts dollars and not longevity of our ocean resources.

THURSDAY'S front page headline, "Nation hauls in tourist dollars," is a rather sad reflection on how our government counts dollars and not environmental impact while at the same time it counts dollars and not longevity of our ocean resources.


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