In May 1999 members of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) met with Stephen Fuller of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS). We discussed the possible involvement of the NZTRI in developing a program of research for KWS. In June 1999 a further meeting was held to discuss research time frames and to outline the role that the NZTRI could play in achieving two key aims for KWS:
This report focuses on the Glistening Waters Storytelling Festival which was held from 24 - 26 October 1998 at St. Matthew's Collegiate in Masterton. The main goals and objectives of this project are to: increase understanding of the event itself; assess tourist demographics and other visitor characteristics; observe motivational characteristics; analyse the economic impacts of this event on the community; analyse the marketing of the event; provide feedback to the event organisers; establish a database and material for further projects that occur in the Wairarapa region.