Recreational resource management : Kapiti Island, a New Zealand case study of visitor usage, and perception: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts at Massey University
This study was undertaken as a requirement for completion of a Master of Arts in Geography. My thanks go to the Geography Department Massey University, especially Professor K. Thompson, Dr. R. Le Heron and Mr. E. Warr for their valuable guidance throughout this research period. The topic of research also had the support of Lands and Survey Department, Wellington. People of the Lands and Survey Department in both the local District and the Head Office in Wellington were very co-operative, and permission was obtained to run a questionnaire for permit-holders visiting Kapiti Island. Great assistance was offered by both Mr. Bruce Tubb (Head Office, Wellington), and Mr. G.A. Turner, (Senior Planning Officer, Wellington Regional Office). Special thanks go to the Ranger and his family Mr and Mrs P. Daniel, who live on Kapiti Island for their assistance and support throughout the Survey period.