Not sure about this one.
"The Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand is one ecofriendly footprint closer to building a two-storey 54-bed hostel and education centre on Stewart Island."
"The Southland District Council resource management committee this week granted land use consent to build the $3 million hostel, subject to appeals."
"We are wanting to create an interactive experience for people to introduce them to the environment."
Okay, if people need somewhere to stay on Rakiura - lets give them an eco-hostel... but if you really want to create an interactive experience and introduce visitors to the environment - why not just take them outside?