Meet the team – Jock Edmondson

Jock Edmondson recently joined the Milford Opportunities Team as a Visitor Experience Planner.

Through this work he is exploring what elements are needed to truly deliver a world class experience, including less and better infrastructure, how to connect more New Zealanders to this incredible place, and how to appropriately incorporate cultural elements into the experience.

Jock has been involved in the tourism industry and delivery of visitor experiences since 2000 when he completed a Degree in Parks and Recreation and Tourism at Lincoln University.  His most recent role as a Regional Visitor Planner in DOC focused on ways to manage visitors on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and climate change adaptation planning for South Westland Glacier Country.

He has spent time on the frontline of tourism, glacier guiding on the Franz Josef Glacier and in DOC operations across Aotearoa.  A move to Nelson in 2014 and time in the Nelson City Council led him into long-term recreation planning and asset management.  Before he completed his university studies, he was an electrician in his younger years.

Waka Kotahi Homer Tunnel safety project

We’re excited to see Waka Kotahi’s announcement regarding the Homer Tunnel $29 million safety project – avalanche and rockfall shelter construction starting November

It’s great to see the planned Ngāi Tahu artwork design for the tunnel entrance and how the agency is working to make people’s journey into Piopiotahi safer. Waka Kotahi is one of the founding members of the Milford Opportunities Project and we work closely to ensure our work in the area is aligned.

For more information including project updates, visit Homer Tunnel safety improvements | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (