Cries to save a struggling community.
Businesses in the West Coast didn't get the news they wanted in a visit from Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.
He told them yesterday there's not a large well of extra government money to support tourism operators in tough times.
But Glacier Country Tourism Group co-owner Richard Benton says the conversation is not about tourism.
He says it's about the community - and people in ordinary jobs who rely on business in order to survive.