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Community & Environment

Creating a bright and sustainable future for New Zealand

Our goal

A former Tourism New Zealand board member, Touch of Spice CEO and Founder Jacqui Spice leads by example through remaining an active member of the local Queenstown community and the broader Tourism industry. As a company, our goal is to authentically represent New Zealand, using local brands and suppliers, and to unearth the country’s hidden gems, both in experiences and destinations.

How we reach it

We understand that all businesses create environmental and social impact through their daily operations and ours is no exception.  We strive to live up to New Zealand’s ‘100% PURE’ reputation, doing our part to protect the natural resources that draw millions of tourists each year. We offer bulk amenities and cleaning products at our villas, glass bottles rather than plastic, linen changes by request only, and we partner with an environmentally friendly cleaning company.

Each quarter the Touch of Spice team volunteers our time with The Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group Inc (WCG), a community, not-for-profit organisation that is focused on protecting biodiversity and the remarkable landscape of the Wakatipu for the benefit of residents, users, tourists and particularly, future generations.

We are also active supporters of the The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, a charity that works towards reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness, a growing problem in New Zealand. They provide free support, training and resources for anyone who is going through a difficult time, or for people who are supporting loved ones through a difficult time. We are donating $50 from each sale of our wellness packages to the Mental Health Foundation to help them provide even more information to individuals, families, friends and whanau about where to turn for help, and the ways we can look after ourselves and others.