Friday, 17th April, 2020

Ignite Wanaka and Lake Wanaka Tourism seek input from business community on future support

Business support organisation Ignite Wanaka and Lake Wanaka Tourism have today launched a survey to better understand the needs of businesses and employees in the wake of COVID-19.

The online survey, available here, takes less than five minutes to complete and will provide important information on how the organisations can best assist businesses both now and over the following 3-6 months.

Ignite Wanaka executive officer Naomi Lindsay said the focus for both organisations in the first 3-4 weeks had been on “ensuring people had the information they needed to make informed decisions for their business and staff”.

“Our key objective has been to ensure a coordinated approach to information sharing, providing timely, accurate and relevant information to businesses.”

The focus now turns to ‘what next’ and how can we start to help businesses transition into the re-start phase,” adds Naomi.

LWT general manager James Helmore said “we acknowledge that everyone is facing their own set of unique challenges right now and working through the overwhelming impact Covid-19 has had on the tourism and business sector”.

“Alongside Ignite Wanaka we will be working with businesses, listening to their needs, then providing them with access to resources, information, and opportunities to connect, enabling them to kickstart their short to medium term planning and to look at new ways of working.”

The survey will be open until Thursday April 30 and details on initiatives such as webinars, Q+A sessions, tutorials, and eventually a return to events will be publicised.

Anyone who has the expertise to deliver on any of the subject matters included in the survey should email Naomi at Ignite Wanaka or Gizelle Regan at Lake Wanaka Tourism to discuss.


For more information contact

Naomi Lindsay, Ignite Wanaka, 021 942 502 or

Gizelle Regan, LWT, 027 249 4808 or