The Project Forever Waiheke Local Working Group is supported by two universities – from Otago, three leading tourism researchers and academics in the University of Otago Department of Tourism, and from the University of Auckland, members of the Faculty of Science Sustainability Network.

These senior researchers and their students will collaborate with the Waiheke community to monitor tourism impacts over the next three to five years. Subject-matter experts in a range of topics will also be called on for their expertise from time to time.

Dr Anna Carr, Associate Professor Brent Lovelock and Associate Professor Sebastian Filep from the University of Otago Department of Tourism, and Project Convenor Dr Pam Oliver

Dr Anna Carr, Associate Professor Brent Lovelock and Associate Professor Sebastian Filep from the University of Otago Department of Tourism, and Project Convenor Dr Pam Oliver

Exciting opportunity for Masters students interested in GIS mapping research 

15th October 2018

Project Forever Waiheke is offering a $5,000 scholarship to support a Masters project in 2019, with the aim of creating a GIS (geographical information structure) to contain data concerning the uses and habitats of Waiheke Island's terrestrial and marine environment. Read more…

How to get involved in monitoring and research

We are especially keen for locals to be integrally involved in monitoring the impacts of tourism on the island. Here are some ways you can get involved.

  • Suggest tourism impacts you think should be monitored

  • Volunteer to help with a monitoring project

  • Suggest a group or organisation that might be willing to monitor tourism impacts

  • Send us information about existing monitoring or research on the Waiheke community, tourism or environment

  • Send us research reports or relevant articles and posts on Waiheke and tourism.

Please contact project convenor Pam Oliver or send us your ideas on the Feedback form.