27 May Sesi Newsletter Issue 9
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When Lynetta Schionning’s employer New Zealand iwi (tribe) Ngai Tahu was going to close their Dart Stables horse trekking business (another tourism company victim of Covid-19) Lynetta faced losing her job and her livelihood.
Dart Stables was just one of Ngai Tahu’s 12 plus successful tourism operations. But then Covid-19 erupted worldwide in early 2020, with New Zealand going into a hard lockdown in March, closing it’s borders to ALL international tourists. This smashed many of NZ’s tourism businesses. Ngai Tahu were forced to put many of their tourism operations into hibernation, and reluctantly, decided to sell some, including Dart Stables. read more…