Events are usually organised and delivered by the private sector without the need for government involvement.
However, in some instances government involvement is required to secure an event through a bidding process. In others, government investment helps generate greater amounts of benefits for New Zealand.
The actions required to gain these broader or more enduring benefits often fall outside an event organiser’s focus and role in delivering the event itself.
Without deliberate government intervention, the full potential for these benefits may go unrealised. Accelerating and extending these benefits is the main reason government invests in major events.