Petitioning Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand and 1 other

Save Opoutere YHA Hostel

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It is understood that a decision is being made on Tuesday the 11th of April as to whether the Opoutere Youth Hostel Association (YHA) Hostel will be permanently closed. This is taking place WITHOUT any consultation with YHA members, the people who use and love the hostel.

The little information available indicates that the decision to close may already have been made.

YHA was founded by members, for members and a lot of hard work and volunteering has gone into the development of this hostel.

It is more than just another hostel, it is a special place in the hearts of both kiwi and international visitors, who repeatedly visit and consider it a home away from home.

We are distraught that such a decision can be made without consultation and the opportunity to come up with creative solutions. A lot of people care deeply for this place and want to keep it running.

We strongly request that the YHA board delay any decision until full consultation is undergone with the actual users of this unique asset of the YHA. There needs to be a real opportunity for the community that use this hostel to investigate all options to keep it open and operating successfully!

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand
  • CEO
    Mark Wells


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