Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Major Events Fund invests in Winter Games New Zealand

Major Events Fund invests in Winter Games New Zealand
August 22, 2014

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has announced that the Major Events Fund is investing $1.5 million in Winter Games New Zealand 2015 and $1.25 million in Winter Games New Zealand 2017.

Winter Games New Zealand is a bi-annual event held in the Southern Lakes district that attracts some of the world’s most elite snow sport athletes. Investment in the next two Winter Games will support the events goal to become one of the top three snow sports events in the world and continue to profile New Zealand internationally as a premier winter destination.

Minister Joyce explained “this event generates excellent international exposure for New Zealand, showcasing some of our most spectacular scenery. The Games also deliver a significant economic boost for the country as many of the athletes choose to stay for an extended period of time to train in New Zealand in the lead up to their event.”

A post-event analysis by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment showed that in 2013 the event generated $7,804,146 in net economic benefit for New Zealand.

Minister Joyce added “further investment through the Major Events Development Fund will ensure this event continues to achieve success, while building a platform to become independent of Government support in the future.”

The Minister stressed that no other programme combines so many winter sports in one event at a World Cup or Continental Cup level.

She concluded “the Winter Games is also the only elite winter snow sport competition in which able bodied and adaptive athletes compete alongside one another. Remarkably, 17 athletes that competed in the 2013 Winter Games New Zealand went on to win medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including five golds.

“Winter Games New Zealand is a home-grown event that is consistent with the Government’s strategy of investing in events that deliver economic results and successfully showcase New Zealand internationally as a desirable visitor and major events destination.”

Click here to view the post event report on the Winter Games 2013.

The 2015 Winter Games NZ will be held from 21st to 30th August next year.

For more information go to www.wintergamesnz.com 

5th May 2014 - SNOW SPORTS NZ AND CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT SIGN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

4th December 2012 - WINTER GAMES NZ TO DELIVER UNPRECEDENTED INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PROFILE 

29th June 2012 - PERFECT START TO WINTER IN LAKE WANAKA

22nd November 2010 - TARGETED APPROACH RECOMMENDED FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE WINTER SPORTS

19th November 2009 - SPARC INCREASES INVESTMENT IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp)

SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Marketing / Retail

 
 

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Vticket

Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

VIVATICKET

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  19th July 2018 - ENTA AUSTRALASIA REBRANDS AS VIVATICKET 17th October 2016…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more

Legal

 
 

CERAMIC SOLUTIONS

Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business