Who should pay the cost of tourism?

Who should pay the cost of tourism?

The number of tourists heading to New Zealand is growing rapidly, but who's looking out for the locals and the landscapes they've come to see?

It seems everyone wants a piece of the beautiful Blue Spring, near Putaruru in South Waikato, 70 percent of the country's bottled water is drawn from there and in the past 10 years visitor numbers have jumped from 12,000 to 40,000.

In January alone, 8948 people made their way to the secluded spring to take a dip and watch its bright green underwater forest sway with the rapids.

Read the full article on the Radio New Zealand website here.


Last updated at 9:52AM on May 29, 2016