How we define the types of events
How we define a major event and the different types of events.
What a major event is
From government's perspective, a major event is something that:
- Generates significant immediate and long-term economic, social and cultural benefits to New Zealand.
- Attracts significant numbers of international participants and spectators.
- Has a national profile outside of the region in which it is being run.
- Generates significant international media coverage in markets of interest for tourism and business opportunities, including:
- Asia (with specific interest in China)
- United States
- Europe and the United Kingdom.
Examples of major events include the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover and the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final.
Event type definitions
We use the following event type definitions.