Regional tourism organisation boundaries are meshblock based and are created by dissolving groupings of ward and territorial authority areas. This version of regional tourism organisation boundaries is displayed at meshblock level and extends to the 12 mile limit. It is concorded to the annual ward 2022 and territorial authority 2022 geographies. Regional tourism organisations are responsible for the promotion of their regions to prospective domestic and international visitors.RTO label represents the trading name of the organisation responsible for a region’s tourism marketing and/or economic development.Note: Not all 37 categories representing regional tourism organisation areas are currently operating as regional tourism organisations at the time of publishing. Those areas not operating as regional tourism organisations are: Kawerau (06), Rangitīkei(14), Tararua (16), Horowhenua (18) and Waimate (28).Fiordland includes Fiordland National Park, Manapouri, Te Anau, and Te Anau Downs areas with the rest of the area assigned to Southland. Where a regional tourism organisation area boundary crossed a meshblock the meshblock was assigned to whichever regional tourism organisation area the majority of the meshblock fell within.Names are provided with and without tohutō/macrons. The name field without macrons is suffixed ‘ascii’.
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