Gold Coast Tourism has announced some new guidelines aiming at Kiwi Travellers. It is supposed to stop Kiwi travellers from bringing in the rain to New Zealand’s number one holiday destination.
The popular holiday destination has over 300 days of sunshine every year. However, people in the Gold Coast believe that they are the recipients of a flood of bad weather carriers coming in the region annually in the form of the Kiwis.
In this connection, the Gold Coast Weather Protection Unit (GCWPU) has implemented some new guidelines to help lessen the risk of their exposure to negative weather conditions. The GCWPU’s latest guidelines are aimed at the Kiwi travelers who according to them bring in the bad weather, reported nzherald.co.nz.
Senior Constable Steve Trique, who is the head of GCWPU said, “As the colder months roll into New Zealand, more Kiwis are looking to make their way over to the Gold Coast, bringing with them treacherous weather that we don’t want infecting our clear blue skies.”
He further stated, “Travellers need to know that we will be on them lightning fast if we suspect they have brought even a hint of precipitation with them.”
The Gold Coast Tourism website stated that in order to protect the beautiful weather in the region, the new rules had been introduced. They would restrict what New Zealanders could take with them when travelling to the Gold Coast.
A new Weather Protection Unit has been assigned at the Gold Coast Airport to impose the new travel restrictions. The GCPWU will also enforce a strict layer of additional screening.
The Unit will conduct searches on suspicious travellers who might be carrying some prohibited items. There will be restrictions on pessimistic clothing like sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, beanies, and boots; items which have traces of precipitation; items exposed to harsh weather conditions in the last ten days; hot water bottles or wheat bags; Thermal or woollen clothing; and specially umbrellas, rain jacket and other articles for the rain.
Constable Trique said, “Already, offenders have been pouring in. A few were blown away at the changes but this is snow laughing matter. It takes just one Kiwi trickling past screening to bring the bad weather to the Gold Coast.”
The review of the policy will be done today.