NZ tourism’s Wikipedia problem: Fox Glacier page dominated by deaths, rural NZ non-existent

BROOK SABIN These secret lakes are so remote, there’s only one way in: by helicopter. And as Brook Sabin reports, the trip is being discounted to attract Kiwi travellers. It’s one of our tourist gems, but search Fox Glacier on Wikipedia and you’ll find stories about helicopter crashes. The page for New Plymouth’s amazing Pukeiti gardens has no photos, and the spectacular Kaiteriteri Beach in Abel Tasman is especially sad with only three sentences. New Zealand has a Wikipedia problem, according to Wikipedian at Large Dr Mike Dickison. Dickison has been travelling the country encouraging Kiwis to talk up their towns on Wikipedia, the eighth most visited website in the world. READ MORE:Closed Fox Glacier access road to be abandoned; cash diverted to tourism projectsHow it is decided who is Wikipedia-worthyCause of fatal Fox Glacier helicopter crash still unclear He said tourist destinations were poorly represented and most of rural New Zealand did not have a website presence. He compared the coverage of Fox Glacier on the West Coast with Lyme Regis, a seaside town in England with similar tourist numbers. “The Lyme Regis article is 2600 words. The article on the glacier itself is only about 400 words, and… Read full this story

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