News: Government

New Parks Victoria Act looks to strengthen park management

New legislation governing the management of Parks Victoria re-creates the organisation as an independent statutory authority while strengthening its role in protecting, conserving and…

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Sep 18, 2018 Government / Legal / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


$13.2 million to create Otago cycle trail network

The New Zealand Government is to back a 530-kilometre continuous cycle trail network across the Otago region that will aim will spread tourism spending to more local communities and create…

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Sep 16, 2018 Government / Recreation / Tourism /


Womens Summit expands beyond fitness

The organisers of the Women’s Health and Fitness Summit (WHFS) have announced that the event has expanded beyond its original focus on exercise and wellness for industry professionals…

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Sep 15, 2018 Fitness / Government / Wellness /


Christchurch City Council agrees to allocate $220 million for new roofed stadium

Christchurch City Council has agreed to allocate $220 million towards the cost a new multi-purpose arena in the centre of the city. Allocated $300 million from the New Zealand…

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Sep 14, 2018 Entertainment / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Tourism funding will benefit New Zealand’s regions

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) has welcomed this week’s announcement by the New Zealand Government of a $19.6 million investment in regional tourism infrastructure. TIA Chief…

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Sep 13, 2018 Finance / Government / Recreation / Tourism /


Victorian Government’s low interest loans prove popular with grassroots sport

The Victorian Government’s $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme has been embraced by grassroots sports groups. Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced…

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Sep 11, 2018 Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


YMCA NSW executive honoured for courage

YMCA NSW Executive Leader Paul Franc has been presented with a bravery award at Government House Sydney for tackling a knife-wielding man to the ground. Franc was General Manager NSW/ACT…

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Sep 10, 2018 Government / Safety / Security /


NSW visitor economy plan puts more emphasis on regions

The NSW Government has released its new Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan, which aims to triple overnight visitor spending by 2030. The plan has a revised annual visitor spend target of…

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Sep 6, 2018 Events / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


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