Concerns about increased traffic, noise and environmental impacts are at the forefront of many of the submissions opposing a proposed sustainable tourism venture at Okere Falls.

Forty-five submissions were made about an application for a new zipline tourist attraction at Okere Falls - a joint venture between Rotorua Rafting's Sam Sutton and Māori landowners from Ngāti Hinerangi-Ngāti Hinekiri.

Of those submissions, more than half opposed the application, with 25 against, 19 for and one neutral.

However, Sutton is confident the venture can still get off the ground and would be an "amazing opportunity to do some really good work in

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