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IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships coming to Taupō with Major Events support

Taupō will be host to one of the biggest events in the triathlon calendar with the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships to be held in New Zealand in 2020.

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Major Events Development Fund – recent investments

New Zealand Major Events can confirm investment in three additional events for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

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MEDF investment in FIBA World Cup Qualifying Series

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup will take place in China in 2019, and New Zealand are hosting six qualifying games in the lead up.

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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 economic impact report

The Minister of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commissioned the report to gain insight into the benefits of hosting the DHL New Zealand Lions Series in 2017.

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$600k investment in international choral festival

The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music will receive investment from the Major Events Development Fund of $600,000 when New Zealand hosts the festival in July 2020.

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Clean zones will be strongly enforced during DHL NZ Lions Series 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is enforcing clean zones at the venues for all DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 matches. With the exception of a small group of individuals selling unauthorised goods, there have been low levels of ambush marketing in clean zones to date.

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Rugby 2017 Festival Website now live

The Rugby 2017 Festival (the official DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 programme) has launched a website to provide information about the goings on of the festival.

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Major Events Fund invests in World Long Range Rifle Championships

The Government will invest up to $255,000 in the World Long Range Rifle Championships in 2019, with over 440 international participants expected to attend from key tourism and trade markets.

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$1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.

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$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events.

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

The 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

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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2016 New Zealand Major Events Scholarship

Apply today for a scholarship to attend the Eventing the Future conference and the New Zealand Event Awards Dinner in Auckland on 3-4 August 2016.

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New Zealand promoted as major event destination

The promotional ‘Investing in World-Class Events’ brochure and video footage bring to the forefront New Zealand’s identity as a major tourist destination which features a diverse and interesting culture, warm and welcoming people, and the expertise, infrastructure and capability to host major events.

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Major Events Fund invests in the World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017

The Government is investing $260,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships to be held in Invercargill from 9 - 11 February 2017.

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Government invests in The Ultimate Waterman for three years

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $1.2 million in the next three Ultimate Waterman events.

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Major Events Fund invests in Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

The Government is investing up to $250,000 through the Major Events Development Fund in the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, with the 2015 event taking place this Saturday.

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Major Events Fund supports ‘The Pioneer’

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) will invest up to $1.2 million over three years in a new South Island-based mountain bike stage race called The Pioneer. The inaugural Pioneer event will take place in the Southern Alps at the end of January 2016.

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Last updated 6 May 2016