Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Zealand Government rolls out $50 million regional events fund

New Zealand Government rolls out $50 million regional events fund
February 3, 2021

The New Zealand Government has announced further funding for a wide range of events and activities to stimulate domestic tourism.

Contracts have now been signed with all nine of New Zealand’s Regional Tourism Organisations to enable the $50 million Regional Events Fund to be distributed around the country.

Confirming the new funding, New Zealand Tourism Minister Stuart Nash stated “event organisers and tourism operators from Northland to Southland will benefit from the events outlined in the plans from their regional organisations

“Before COVID19 around 60% - $24 billion - of tourism spending was from domestic travellers getting out and experiencing their own backyard. Kiwis also spent a further $9 billion on overseas trips every year. We are working to catch a portion of that spending while our borders remain closed to keep us safe from the global pandemic.

“Northland and Auckland, which received the largest investment, will use their $19 million by allocating funding for significant major and business events that will supplement existing programmes and strategies across Auckland and Northland.

“Foodies might find themselves flocking to Hawke’s Bay as the region aims to develop a seasonal calendar for food-focused events.

“Wellington and Wairarapa are also working together to give Kiwis more reasons to visit year round. Nelson and Marlborough are looking to increase visitor numbers by offering multi-day events.

“Overall, we can expect to see a range of exciting activities and events to tempt New Zealanders to travel between regions from autumn onwards. Work to support and rebuild the tourism and hospitality sectors remains ongoing.”

Tourism Aotearoa annual TRENZ Conference will also receive $2 million from the funding package.

Image: The recent Soundsplash 20th anniversary festival.

Related Articles

29th January 2021 - Organisers aim for New Zealand’s women’s Rugby World Cup to set match attendance records

27th January 2021 - Raglan’s Soundsplash Festival reaches 20 year milestone

25th January 2021 - Visitors to Christchurch City Council public facilities reminded to scan in

19th January 2021 - Make Summer Unstoppable sees venues play a part in keeping New Zealanders safe

15th January 2021 - LiveFit looks to present New Zealand’s largest health, fitness and wellness event

22nd December 2020 - New statistics show importance of tourism to New Zealand’s recovery

17th December 2020 - TRENZ to return as hybrid event in 2021

14th December 2020 - New Zealand offers Australasian travel bubble subject to Coronavirus levels staying low

11th December 2020 - EVANZ looks back on challenges of 2020

25th November 2020 - Industry excellence recognised at 2020 New Zealand entertainment venues awards

20th November 2020 - New Zealand Tourism Minister sets goals to attract ‘high-net-worth’ visitors

18th November 2020 - CINZ to change name to Business Events Industry Aotearoa on 1st December 2020

18th November 2020 - New Zealand tourism operators struggling with staffing

17th November 2020 - Tourism Summit Aotearoa looks to reunite to revive and revitalise

10th September 2020 - Entertainment and events industry leaders say New Zealand Government is letting the sector ‘slowly die’

12th August 2020 - New Zealand Government reintroduces Coronavirus lockdowns

2nd July 2020 - New Zealand Government halts America’s Cup payments over funding allocations

2nd July 2020 - New Zealand Government launches new fund to back domestic events

3rd June 2020 - New Zealand Government moves to eliminate Coronavirus restrictions

29th May 2020 - New Zealand Government launches $175 million arts support package

8th May 2020 - New Zealand Government announces framework for return of professional rugby and netball competitions


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

ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 
 
 

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