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dc.contributor.authorMottershead, Beverley-Hale
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T04:48:53Z
dc.date.available2010-09-17T04:48:53Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2548
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this thesis is to examine the nature of use of the Kaikoura Coastal Reserves. Urban growth during the 1950's has resulted in the development and subdivision of many kilometres of New Zealand coastline. Attention is drawn to the inadequacies of legislation dealing with the coastal environment and the opinions of various bodies concerned for the preservation of the New Zealand coastline. To resolve this dilemma between preservation and use, this research focuses on a sociological understanding of the nature and growth of coastal use. Consequently, research focuses on the characteristics, motivation perceptions and impact of the Kaikoura Coastal Reserve user. The carrying capacity model is reviewed and options for reconciling preservation and use of recreation areas are discussed. Results indicate that Reserves' users are, compared with previously studied outdoor recreation groups, the most representative of the New Zealand population. The age structure of users is the inverse of National Park users. Consequently, it is hypothesized that these coastal Reserves are catering for people seeking 'middle-aged' family experiences. Trends point to an increase in demand for these types of opportunities. From this it is suggested that Parks and Reserves management should prepare themselves for this demand by supplying a balance of camping opportunities for recreationists. Control of 'deviant' behaviour may be achieved by clearly defining the objectives of a particular area, design of the grounds and through continuing education of the recreationist. Constant review of management objectives is deemed important to keep pace with social change. Continuing analysis of Reserves use is seen as important in achieving an understanding of the nature and impact of the users in these coastal areas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectKaikouraen
dc.subjectcoastal reservesen
dc.subjectcoastal zone managementen
dc.subjectcoastal resourcesen
dc.subjectReserves Act 1977en
dc.subjectoutdoor recreationen
dc.titleKaikoura coastal reserves : a user studyen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Science in Parks and Recreationen
lu.thesis.supervisorDevlin, Pat
lu.thesis.supervisorSimmons, David
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen


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