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Welcome to New Zealand Major Events – Investing in World Class Events

New Zealand Government works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an
attractive destination for major events of global significance.


Download free event planning tools and information including checklists, templates, and information about other government support.


View the strategy and how we attract, retain, grow and enhance major events to achieve a greater contribution to New Zealand’s growth. 


Access the fund criteria, application deadlines and application information.

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Major Events News - In focus 

Government invests $500,000 for Youth Sailing World Championship 2016

[image] sailingThe Government is excited to invest up to $500,000 for the Youth Sailing World Championship 2016. Held in December in Auckland, the event presents a great opportunity to showcase New Zealand and continue our record of hosting international sailing regattas.

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Government Investment helps Rotorua become the home of New Zealand’s first mud festival

[image] Hells GateThe Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today announced that $1.5 million will be invested in an annual Rotorua Lakes Council mud festival through the Major Events Development Fund.

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The Government invests in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship 2017

[image] Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship 2017. On 2 June 2016, the Government announced that it will invest $900,000 to support the Royal Wellington Golf Club in hosting one of the leading amateur golf tournaments in the world.

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29 September 2014