Domestic Events Fund Recipients

The $10 million contestable Domestic Events Fund which was established to support the events sector, which is significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been allocated. Below are the recipients who received funding.

The Domestic Events Fund (DEF) was intended for events which:

  • are socially, culturally, or economically significant for New Zealand, and
  • have exhausted market-based solutions, and
  • without support, would not be able to re-start or need to be significantly re-scaled,

OR

  • Events which will assist the market to retain sector-critical event organisers and suppliers for the long-term viability of the industry.

The Fund was open to private sector event entities that deliver community, regional or public events (including sports, arts, cultural, business) and was designed to inject immediate cash-flow to the sector and the broader supply chain.

Recipients will be required to pay a certain percentage of funding to their key event suppliers as up-front payments to ensure funding reaches the supply chain in a timely manner.

The Fund received over 400 applications from a range of events. Of these, 205 were determined by MBIE, with support from the Regional Panels, to be both eligible and recommended as meeting the objectives and criteria of the Fund, including demonstrating that they had exhausted other options (such as market-based and rescaling solutions). Two hundred of those 205 were able to be supported within the funding cap of $10 million.

MBIE considered panel recommendations and applied a national view when making final decisions to ensure the key objectives of the Fund were met.

Domestic Events Fund Recipients

  • 1-Day Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge (multiple locations)
  • 2WALKandCYCLE Conference
  • 73rd NZSOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Adam Chamber Music Festival
  • Addington Cup Week
  • All Women's Adventure Race
  • Around Brunner
  • ASB Auckland Marathon
  • Assistive Technology Suppliers New Zealand Exhibition & Conference
  • Auckland Art Fair
  • Auckland Pride Festival
  • Auckland Writers Festival
  • Autumn Baby Show
  • Autumn Gift & Homeware Fair
  • Bay Dreams Mount
  • Bay Dreams Nelson
  • Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival
  • BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
  • BDO Parihaka Trail Run/Walk - Whangarei
  • BDO Parihaka Trail Run/Walk - Whangarei
  • BDO Tour of Northland Cycle Challenge
  • Beervana
  • Big Gay Out
  • Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival
  • Building Nations
  • BuildNZ
  • Cemetery Circuit
  • Christmas Variety Show
  • City 2 Surf Fun Run Christchurch
  • Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow
  • CleanNZ Exhibition & Conference
  • Climate Change + Business Conference
  • Creekfest 2021
  • Cuba Dupa
  • Dunedin Arts Festival
  • Edible Fashion Awards
  • Electric Avenue Music Festival
  • Event Promotions Limited events (i.e. Tough Guy/Gal & running events)
  • Eventing The Future (ETF)
  • eWorld Electric Vehicle & Motion Expo
  • Facilities Integrate Exhibition
  • Farmers Santa Parade
  • Feast Marlborough Event Series
  • Festival of Brass - National Brass Band Championships
  • Festival of Colour
  • Fieldays
  • Financial Advice New Zealand Conference
  • Fine Food New Zealand
  • Food Show Auckland
  • Food Show Wellington
  • Forestry & Wood Products Technology Events
  • Fullers Great Sights Bay of Island Beast
  • FunFest
  • Gastro
  • Gibbston Valley Concert Tour
  • Go Green Expo
  • GODZone
  • Gold Trail
  • Golden Oldies Rugby Festival
  • Gravel & Tar
  • Grow 2021: Boma New Zealand's Agri Summit
  • Hamilton Garden Arts Festival
  • Hand Therapy Conference
  • Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts festival
  • Havelock Mussel Festival
  • Hawkes Bay A&P Show
  • Hawkes Bay Christmas in Park
  • Hokitika Wild Foods Festival
  • Homegrown
  • Hop'n'Vine Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
  • Hororata Highland Games
  • Horse of the Year
  • Hydro Thunder Championship Series
  • International Rally of Whangarei
  • IRONMAN New Zealand
  • Jennian Homes Bay of Island Run/Walk
  • Jennian Homes Bay of Island Run/Walk
  • Kapiti Food Fair
  • Koru Games
  • Legend of the Lake
  • Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge (two locations)
  • LUMA Southern Light Project
  • Maadi Cup 2021
  • Mackenzie Highland A & P Show
  • Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
  • Marton Harvest Festival
  • Materials Handling and Logistics Expo
  • Mauri Ora (School Counsellors Conference)
  • MEETINGS
  • MitoQ K2 Road Cycle
  • Motatapu
  • Muddy Good Run Rangiora
  • Napier New Years Eve
  • National Jazz Festival
  • National Safety Show
  • National Young Leaders Day (multiple editions)
  • New Zealand Association of General Surgeons Conference
  • New Zealand International Science Festival
  • New Zealand Masters Games 2021
  • New Zealand Pain Society Conference
  • New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference
  • Newtown Festival
  • Northland Waste Kerikeri Half Marathon and Conbrio 5k
  • NZ Arboricultural Association
  • NZ Cycle Classic
  • NZ Dental Association Annual Conference
  • NZ Fashion Week
  • NZ Hydrological Society Annual Conference
  • NZ International Comedy Festival
  • NZ Rehabilitation Conference
  • NZ Rural Games
  • NZ Secondary School Waka Ama Sprint Championships
  • NZ Secondary Schools Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
  • NZ Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Congress 2021
  • NZ Society for Oncology Conference
  • NZ Tattoo & Art Festivals
  • NZDental Association Employment Fair and Young Dentist Day
  • Porirua Grand Traverse
  • Practice Managers & Administrators Associations NZ
  • Queenstown Marathon
  • Queenstown Winter Festival
  • Repco Beach Hop
  • Ride the Wilderness
  • Rodders Festival
  • Rotorua Glow Lab Tough Gal Team Challenge
  • Rotorua Lakeside Concert 2021
  • Rotorua Running Festival
  • Round the Bays
  • Royal Easter Show
  • Ruapehu Ring Of Fire
  • SBS Bank Tour of Southland
  • Second Unit
  • Selwyn Sounds
  • Show Me Shorts Film Festival (multiple locations)
  • SLANZA School Library Association
  • South Island Masters Games
  • South Island Ultra Marathon
  • Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival
  • SouthMACH
  • Speed Works Motorsport NZ Championship (multiple locations)
  • Spirited Women - All Women’s Adventure Race Marlborough
  • Spooks and Sparks
  • Spring Gift & Homeware Fair
  • STEM Initiative - STEM Explorer Trail and STEM HQ
  • Surf Life Saving New Zealand Championships (multiple locations)
  • Surf to City
  • Swim the Bridge
  • T20 Black Clash
  • Takapuna Beach Cup
  • Tarawera Ultramarathon
  • Taupo Great Lake Relay
  • Taupo Summer Concert Tour
  • The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop
  • The Food Show Christchurch
  • The Mount Swim
  • The New Zealand Agricultural Show
  • The New Zealand Cider Festival
  • The Others Way Festival
  • Tussock Country Music Festival
  • Verb Wellington
  • Visa Wellington On a Plate
  • Waikato Autumn HomeXpo
  • Waimate 50
  • Waka Ama National Sprint Championship
  • Warbirds Over Wanaka
  • Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2021
  • Whitehaven GrapeRide
  • Whitianga Summer Concert Tour
  • Wild Dunedin - NZ Festival of Nature
  • Wings Over Wairarapa
  • Winter Gift & Homeware Fair
  • Winter Pride
  • WOMAD New Zealand
  • World of Wearable Art
Last updated: 01 September 2020