Poll split over Fiordland tourism plans

Monday, 01 July 2013

New Zealanders are split down the middle over dual proposals to cut a tunnel or monorail track through parts of Fiordland which contain some of the country's greatest walking tracks.

Herald-DigiPoll survey found that nearly half of respondents supported the projects, one of which would create a 11.3km road tunnel between Queenstown and Milford Sound and the other a 41km monorail track. The same amount of respondents opposed them.

Campers evolve into glampers

Monday, 07 January 2013

The great Kiwi camping holiday seems to be dropping out of favour, with few people willing to rough it in the wild without some modern comforts. Almost six out of 10 people told a Herald-DigiPoll summer survey that they wanted some comfort when camping - and nearly 15 per cent admitted they would like as many modern conveniences as possible.

Cheaper flights put Queenstown ahead

Thursday, 03 January 2013

Queenstown has beaten out the Coromandel as New Zealanders' favourite holiday spot at home and Australia is our preferred overseas destination.


Cheaper domestic air travel has pulled the southern town, famed for its stunning position on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, adventure sports and skiing, within easier reach of Kiwi holiday-makers.


Herald-DigiPoll survey asked New Zealanders their preferred holiday destinations.

Poll verdict: We're only 80% pure after all

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Just over one in 10 Kiwis believe New Zealand can claim to be 100 per cent pure. The findings on how New Zealanders see their country have fanned the flames on the debate about how "clean and green" we really are, and whether it's fair to present New Zealand in that way.


Of those questioned in a Herald-DigiPoll survey, 43.1 per cent thought New Zealand could claim to be only 80 per cent pure, and 34.5 per cent believe it is only 60 per cent pure.