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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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Fast5 Netball World Series 2014

Fast5 Netball World Series 2014

The Government, through the Major Events Development Fund, has invested $600,000 in the Fast5 Netball World Series from 2012 to 2014. Fast5 is a high-scoring and fast-paced version of the traditional netball game played by the world’s top six netballing nations.

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Volunteering at FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

Volunteering at FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

The FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 (FIFA U-20) is FIFA’s second largest tournament and will be held in New Zealand between 30 May and 20 June 2015. 1,500 volunteers will be required to fill roles from promotions and spectator services to protocol and ticketing as well as team support roles.

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Major Events Fund invests in BMW NZ Golf Open

Major Events Fund invests in BMW NZ Golf Open

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has announced the Government is investing $700,000 from the Major Events Development Fund into each of the next two BMW New Zealand Open events in 2015 and 2016 in Queenstown.

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Government’s $900,000 boost to take WOW international

The World Of WearableArts (WOW) has received a $900,000 investment from Government, through the Major Events Development Fund over the next three years (2014-2016).

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NZ IceFest 2014

NZ Ice Fest celebrates New Zealand’s relationship with Antarctica and Christchurch’s position as a ‘gateway city’ for Antarctic projects and commerce.

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New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Bursary Programme

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the New Zealand Association of Events Professionals are once again offering up to ten Professional Development Bursaries to attend the annual Eventing the Future 2014 (ETF14), to be held in Christchurch from 6-7 August.

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Last updated 6 May 2016