Damien O'Connor is under fire for saying COVID-19 has taught the tourism industry not to be so cocky.
Before COVID-19, foreign tourism accounted for over 80 percent of business in Fox Glacier and Franz Josef.
The person was killed after a tree fell on the digger they were operating.
They were killed after a tree fell on the digger they were operating.
Stuart Nash met up with Franz Josef and Fox Glacier residents on Tuesday.
The flames have ignited in Okarito, near Franz Josef.
Competitors in the event set off from Kumara Beach on Friday.
Heavy rain in March 2019 washed thousands of kilograms of waste downstream.
Greymouth police are appealing for information about several suspicious fires over the New Year holiday period.