GOOD Awaits
Michelle Holliday - Thrivability & Living Systems Thinking

Michelle Holliday - Thrivability & Living Systems Thinking

June 16, 2021

In this episode, Josie and Debbie interview Michelle Holliday, author of The Age of Thrivability and international thought leader in living systems principles. We discuss the idea that in a regenerative model, our organisations and communities are dynamic living systems, and therefore the role of tourism is to help create the conditions for these living systems to thrive. 

If you’ve been following along with us on this journey, this episode will feel like a turning point in our exploration. Michelle invites us into a deeper level of thinking about what regeneration means, encourages bigger and more philosophical questions, and challenges us to acknowledge the presence of life in ourselves, our businesses, and our communities. 

There is a lot to take in in this episode, so we invite you to take your time with it, ponder it, and acknowledge the enormous mindset shift that this work is offering us. We have no doubt that you will find value in this episode and it is one we will revisit as we continue this journey.

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Many thanks to:

Michelle Holliday for joining us on GOOD Awaits and for the inspiration and support she's given us as we set out on this journey

The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits

Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 

Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 

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Episode Notes

Age of Thrivability (Website and also where you can buy Michelle’s book)

Contact Michelle:

Website: michelleholliday.com 

Twitter: @thrivability

Email: hello@michelleholliday.com

Pattern of Living Systems Ted Talk 

Maslow got it wrong

WAO Project - Wānaka

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Project

Back to Life online regenerative tourism course with Anna Pollock

Glossary:

(Our guests will often use words from Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's indigenous language, in their interviews. We welcome and celebrate this, and for listeners outside of New Zealand for whom these may be unfamiliar, we offer an interpretation here to aid your understanding. For more detail, you can reference https://maoridictionary.co.nz/We also offer explanations of acronyms and other industry terminology used in hope of making GOOD Awaits more accessible.)

Manaakitanga - hospitality, care, welcome 

Mauri - life force

 

Nadine Toe Toe - “Change a Town Through Tourism”

Nadine Toe Toe - “Change a Town Through Tourism”

June 9, 2021

In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Nadine Toe Toe, Co-Director of Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, a whānau-owned and operated tourism business with a vision to “Change a town through tourism”.  Nadine shares how her family and business are an integral part of their community and the experience they offer visitors is one of deep cultural exchange that gives back to the tamariki (children) of the area through opportunities for travel, growth, and development. Nadine also discusses how regenerative tourism practice is strongly aligned with Te Ao Māori, the Māori worldview, and therefore is not new, but deeply rooted in ancient indigenous wisdom. 

We’ve introduced regenerative tourism principles in our first two episodes from an overarching view and then a regional view. In this episode we hear from a local, community based tourism business owner providing an inspiring example of regenerative tourism in practice. We hope you find much value and inspiration in this conversation.

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Nadine ToeToe for her generosity in sharing her time and knowledge with us. 

The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits

Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 

Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 

Our givealittle donors for your generous support. 

Episode notes

Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours

Manawa Ora Rangatahi

Whirinaki Footsteps Guided Cultural Walks

Glossary:

(Our guests will often use words from Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's indigenous language, in their interviews. We welcome and celebrate this, and for listeners outside of New Zealand for whom these may be unfamiliar, we offer an interpretation here to aid your understanding. For more detail, you can reference https://maoridictionary.co.nz/. We also offer explanations of acronyms and other industry terminology used in hope of making GOOD Awaits more accessible.)

Whānau: family 

Iwi: extended kinship group, tribe, 

Hapū:  kinship group, subtribe

Rangatahi: youth

Kai: food

Pānui: public notice, announcement

Manuhiri: guests, visitors

Hāngī: earth oven to cook food with steam and heat from heated stones

Tikanga: cultural protocol and values

Pōwhiri: a Māori welcome ceremony 

Koha: a gift or expression of gratitude, 

Papa kāinga: home base, village

Whakawhanaungatanga: the process of establishing relationships and  connections 

Whenua: land

Kaumātua: respected and knowledgeable elders 

Kuia: elderly woman, grandmother

 

Kristin Dunne - Courageous Leadership & The DNA of Place

Kristin Dunne - Courageous Leadership & The DNA of Place

June 2, 2021

In this episode, Debbie and Josie interview Tourism Bay of Plenty’s Chief Executive, Kristin Dunne, who has been a forerunner in regenerative tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll hear how Kristin’s courageous leadership has inspired the Bay of Plenty community to create a unique vision for the future of their place, and how understanding the authentic “DNA” or essence of a place is essential to establishing a regenerative visitor economy. 

If Episode 1 is an introduction to the thinking behind regenerative tourism, Episode 2 is an inspiring example of this brave and transformative work in action, and demonstrates the need for this thinking at both the regional and national level. We hope you find this conversation as enlivening and motivating as we did. 

 

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Kristin Dunne for the time she gave us for this episode, and for her courageous leadership in the regenerative tourism movement

The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits

Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 

Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 

 

Episode notes:

Tourism Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty: Te Hā Tāpoi | The Love of Tourism 2019-2022

Bay of Plenty Visitor Economy Strategy 2018-2028 

Bay of Plenty: Tourism with Purpose

Bay of Plenty: Connect with Residents Strategy

Bay of Plenty: Dine on a Lime

Destination Think

Fresh Info 

Tourism Futures Taskforce Interim Report

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s Tourism Report 2021

Kristin Dunne: Kristin@bloomconsulting.nz

 

Glossary:

(Our guests will often use words from Te Reo Māori, New Zealand's indigenous language, in their interviews. We welcome and celebrate this, and for listeners outside of New Zealand for whom these may be unfamiliar, we offer an interpretation here to aid your understanding. For more detail, you can reference https://maoridictionary.co.nz/. We also offer explanations of acronyms and other industry terminology used in hope of making GOOD Awaits more accessible.)

Kaitiaki: guardian, steward

Iwi: extended kinship group, tribe, 

Hapū:  kinship group, subtribe

Tūrangawaewae: “place to stand”, place where one belongs

Whakapapa: genealogy, lineage

Manaakitanga: hospitality, care, welcome

Tikanga: cultural protocol and values

Te Reo Māori: Māori language 

Karakia: to recite a ritual chant or blessing 

Pepeha: a way of introducing oneself, identifying your connections to people and place

Waiata: song

Rōpū: group of people, association

Kaumātua: Respected and knowledgeable elder/s, person of status within a family or group

RTO - Regional Tourism Organisation

DMO - Destination Management Organisation 

 

Anna Pollock - What is Regenerative Tourism?

Anna Pollock - What is Regenerative Tourism?

May 26, 2021

In this first episode of GOOD Awaits, Debbie and Josie speak with Anna Pollock, a globally acclaimed thought leader and change catalyst in regenerative tourism. 

Anna shares how her ideas around emerging and alternative models of tourism have developed, and with her thoughtful wisdom introduces us to what regenerative tourism is, what it is not, and what this paradigm shift could mean for Aotearoa New Zealand.

It is an honour to have Anna as our first guest on the podcast, and we hope you find this conversation provocative and enlivening. It’s great to have you with us as we set out on this journey of regenerative tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

 

Many thanks to:

Anna Pollock for the time and wisdom she gifted us

The teams at GOOD Travel and New Zealand Awaits 

Erin Carnes for our logo and graphic design 

Clarrie Macklin for our music and production 

Impact Hub Waikato for their support for this episode 

 

Episode Notes:

Anna Pollock’s Website

Back to Life Online Regenerative Tourism Course by Anna Pollock and Michelle Holliday

Tourism Futures Taskforce Interim Report

Anna Pollock: “Shifting Gears: Building a New Tourism for a New Century

Arundhati Roy: “The Pandemic is a Portal”

Travel to tomorrow: will you join me? - Visit Flanders Video

Visit Flanders “Travel to Tomorrow” Memorandum

 

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Introduction: Harvesting the Seeds of Potential

Introduction: Harvesting the Seeds of Potential

May 11, 2021
Welcome to GOOD Awaits - The Regenerative Tourism Podcast
In this introductory episode, meet Debbie Clarke and Josie Major of GOOD Awaits, as they set out on a journey to explore what regenerative tourism looks like in New Zealand. 
Debbie and Josie discuss the enormous impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand’s visitor economy, as well as the opportunity it provides to allow us to reconnect and reimagine. They explore the idea of regenerative tourism as a paradigm shift, a complete systems change that can only truly be regenerative if diverse communities come together to embark on this journey collectively. 
The GOOD Awaits podcast hopes to create a collective platform of discovery for a new way forward. You are invited to be part of this discovery, to join them in this ongoing practice of asking questions, of listening to each other, of imagining together, of harvesting the stories of this journey of regenerative tourism in NZ.
 
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With grateful thanks to:
Clarrie Macklin for music and production
Erin Carnes for our beautiful logo and graphic design
Impact Hub Waikato for their support of this project 
 
Episode notes:
Opportunities for Regenerative Tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand - 7 April 2021- Two recent presentations to our government
Back to Life Online Regenerative Tourism Course by Anna Pollock and Michelle Holliday:
 
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