Major Events Fund recipients

This page has current and past recipients of investment from the Major Events Fund.

Current and past fund recipients

Note: The criteria for government support in major events has changed over time to give greater weight to maximising the long-term economic, cultural and social opportunities arising from hosting major events. A number of events previously awarded funding would no longer meet current criteria.

2020

 

Event

Date

Location

UCI Track Cycling World Cup

January

Cambridge

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

March

Rotorua

The 12th World Symposium on Choral Music

11–18 July

Auckland

Winter Games New Zealand

August

Queenstown and Wanaka

 

2019

 

Event

Date

Location

UCI Track Cycling World Cup

18–20 January

Cambridge

World Long Range Rifle Championships

January–February

Wellington

Tarawera Ultramarathon & 100 Mile Endurance Run

February

Bay of Plenty

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

March

Rotorua

NZ Open

March

Queenstown

Tuia - First Encounters 250

November

New Zealand - multi-region

49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships

29 November–8 December

Auckland

Winter Games New Zealand

TBC

Queenstown and Wanaka

 

2018

 

Event

Date

Location

Tarawera Ultramarathon & 100 Mile Endurance Run

10–11 February

Bay of Plenty

A Waka Odyssey

23 February–18 March

Wellington

Volvo Ocean Race – Auckland Stopover

24 February–18 March

Auckland

NZ Open

1–4 March

Queenstown

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

17–25 March

Rotorua

Golden Oldies 2018 World Sports Festival

31 March–29 April

Christchurch

The Jim Henson Retrospectacle

9–29 April

Wellington

Netball Super Club

19–24 August

Nelson

Winter Games New Zealand

24 August–8 September

Queenstown and Wanaka

New Zealand White Water Invitational

November

Auckland

The Pioneer

25-30 November

Queenstown

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

15 December 2018 – 22 April 2019

Wellington

 

2017

 

Event

Date

Location

The Pioneer

5–11 February

Canterbury and Otago

The Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships

9–11 February

Invercargill

NZ Open

9–12 March

Queenstown

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

11 March–2 April

Rotorua

The Ultimate Waterman

1–9 April

Auckland

World Masters Games

21–30 April

Auckland

New Zealand Lions Series

3 June–8 July

New Zealand - multi-region

World Junior Squash Championships

19–29 July

Canterbury

New Zealand Badminton Open

1–6 August

Auckland

Winter Games New Zealand

18–27 August

Queenstown Lakes District

NZ Women's Golf Open

28 September–1 October

Auckland

Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship

23–27 October

Wellington

Rugby League World Cup

27 October–2 December

New Zealand - multi-region

New Zealand White Water Invitational

November

Auckland

V8 Supercars

November

Pukekohe, Auckland

Women’s World League Round 4 (Final)

18–26 November

Auckland

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

25 November

Taupo

Mudtopia Festival

December

Rotorua

 

2016

 

Event

Date

Location

The Pioneer

31 January–6 February

Canterbury and Otago

Tarawera Ultramarathon

6 February (TBC)

Bay of Plenty

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

9–13 March

Rotorua

The Ultimate Waterman

9–20 March

Auckland and New Zealand

NZ Open

March

Queenstown

V8 Supercars

April (TBC)

Pukekohe, Auckland

World of WearableArt Awards Show

22 September–9 October

Wellington

New Zealand White Water Invitational

November

Auckland

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

26 November

Taupo

World Bowls Championships

27 November–14 December

Christchurch

Youth Sailing Championships

14–20 December

Auckland

 

2015

 

Event

Date

Location

Tarawera Ultramarathon

7 February

Bay of Plenty

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (Bid Support in 2006)

14 February–29 March

New Zealand – multi-region

Art Deco Weekend

19–22 February

Hawke’s Bay

Volvo Ocean Race – Auckland Stopover

27 February–15 March

Auckland

NZ Open

12–15 March

Queenstown

The Ultimate Waterman

25–29 March

Auckland and New Zealand

Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festival

9–13 March

Rotorua

ITU World Triathlon Auckland

28–29 March

Auckland

FIFA U20 Men’s World Cup

30 May–20 June

New Zealand – multi-region

Winter Games (NZ)

21–30 August

Queenstown Lakes District

World of WearableArt Awards Show

September–October

Wellington

V8 Supercars

20–22 November

Pukekohe, Auckland

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

28 November

Taupo

UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2015

4–6 December

Cambridge

 

2014

 

Event

Date

Location

Fast5 Netball World Series 2014

8–9 November

Auckland

New Zealand IceFest 2014

27 September–12 October

Christchurch

World of WearableArt Awards Show

25 September–12 October

Wellington

IRB Junior World Championship 2014

2–20 June

Auckland

World Veteran Table Tennis Championship 2014

11–17 May

Auckland

V8 Supercars

24–27 April

Pukekohe, Auckland

ITU World Triathlon Auckland

5–6 April

Auckland

Tarawera Ultramarathon

12–16 March

Bay of Plenty

NZ Festival – BBC Proms Production of Dr Who

22–23 February

Wellington

Art Deco Weekend

20–23 February

Hawke’s Bay

Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival 2014

18 January

Wanaka

 

2013

 

Event

Date

Location

World Rafting Championships

12–24 November

Rotorua

Fast5 Netball World Series 2013

8–10 November

Auckland

Winter Games NZ

12–25 August

Otago

UCI BMX World Championships 2013

25–28 July

Auckland

ITU World Triathlon Auckland

6–7 April

Auckland

V8 Supercars

12–14 April

Pukekohe, Auckland

ISF Men’s Softball World Championships 2013

1–10 March

Auckland

Auckland Arts Festival

6–24 March

Auckland

PGA Championship of New Zealand 2013

28 February–3 March

Queenstown

Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival 2013

21 January

Wanaka

 

2012

 

Event

Date

Location

Fast5 Netball World Series 2012

9–12 November

Auckland

ITU Triathlon World Championships Series Grand Final 2012

18–22 October

Auckland

New Zealand IceFest 2012

14 September–14 October

Christchurch

UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships 2012

22–26 August

Invercargill

Rally New Zealand

21–28 June

Auckland/Northland/Waikato

PGA Championship of New Zealand 2012

25 March–1 April

Queenstown

Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland Stopover 2012

March

Auckland

Golden Shears Shearing & Woolhandling World Championships

24 February–3 March

Masterton

NZ International Arts Festival 2012

14 February–18 March

Wellington

Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival 2012

15–21 January

Wanaka

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2011

 

Event

Date

Location

Optimist World Championships 2011

31 December–10 January 2012

Napier

FIH Men’s Champions Trophy

3–11 December

Auckland

BMW NZ Golf Open

1–4 December

Christchurch

ITU Triathlon World Cup

19 November

Auckland

Rugby World Cup 2011 (feasibility study undertaken 2005)

September–October

New Zealand

Winter Games New Zealand 2011

13–28 August

Otago

UCI BMX World Championships 2011 (bid support)

22–25 June

Auckland

Auckland Festival 2011

2–20 March

Auckland

ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships 2011

9–13 March

Wellington

IPC Athletics World Championships 2011

15–31 January

Christchurch

Rally NZ (sustainability review)

-

-

Christchurch Events Village

-

Christchurch

QEII Athletic Warm-up Track for IPC Athletics World Champs 2011

-

Christchurch

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2010

 

Event

Date

Location

World Rowing Championships 2010

31 October–7 November

Cambridge

Wine Discovery New Zealand 2010

31 October–4 November

Christchurch

FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup 2010

17–22 August

Christchurch

FIS Snowboard and Freestyle Junior World Championships and Snowboard World Cup 2010

19–31 August

Wanaka

Queenstown Winter Festival 2010

28 June–4 July

Queenstown

Rally New Zealand 2010

6–9 May

New Zealand

World Ploughing Championships 2010

15–18 April

Methven

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010

26 February–21 March

Wellington

Pasifika 2010

8–13 March

Auckland

Pinot Noir 2010

1–4 February

Wellington

International Paralympic Athletics World Championships 2011 (bid)

15–31 January

Christchurch

NZ Golf Open 2010

28–31 January

Queenstown

ISA Quiksilver World Junior Surfing Championships 2010

20–28 January

Auckland

World Veteran Table Tennis Championships 2010 (bid)

-

Rotorua

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup

9–30 January

New Zealand

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2009

 

Event

Date

Location

NZ Participation to Venice Biennale 2009

3 June–1 December

Venice, Italy

Winter Games NZ 2009

21–30 August

Otago

FIBA U19 Basketball Championships 2009

2–12 July

Auckland

NZ Golf Open 2009

13–15 March

Queenstown

NZ Ironman 2009

7 March

Taupo

A1GP 2009

23–25 January

Taupo

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2008

 

Event

Date

Location

NZ Festival London - Rugby Ball Deployment 2008

18 November–5 December

London, UK

FIFA U17 Women's World Cup 2008

28 October–16 November

New Zealand

Queenstown Winter Festival 2008

27 June–6 July

Queenstown

Aotearoa National Matariki Project

1–30 June

New Zealand

Hamilton V8 Supercars 2008

18–20 April

Hamilton

WOMAD 2008

14–16 March

New Plymouth

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2008

22 February–16 March

Wellington

World Championships Sailing Regatta 2008

10 January–29 March

Takapuna

A1GP 2008

18–20 January

Taupo

World Bowls Championships 2008

12–27 January

Christchurch

World Gliding Championships Bid 2008

21–29 January

Omarama, Otago

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2007

 

Event

Date

Location

NZ Golf Open 2007

29 November–2 December

Queenstown

Ellerslie Flower Show 2007

14–18 November

Auckland

World Netball Championships 2007

10–17 November

Auckland

Queenstown Winter Festival 2007

22 June–1 July

Queenstown

Auckland Festival 2007

9–24 March

Auckland

Coast to Coast 2007

9–10 February

West Coast/Canterbury

Vodafone X*Air 2007

9–10 February

Wellington

Pinot Noir 2007

29 January–1 February

Wellington

New Zealand Air Games 2007

27–28 January

Wanaka

A1GP 2007

19–21 January

Taupo

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2006

 

Event

Date

Location

NZ Golf Open 2006

30 November–3 December

Auckland

Rally of New Zealand 2006

16–19 November

Waikato

International Six Day Enduro 2006

14–19 November

Taupo

Ellerslie Flower Show 2006

13–17 November

Auckland

ITU World Triathlon Cup 2006

10–12 November

New Plymouth

UCI World Mountain Bike Championships 2006

22–27 August

Rotorua

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2006

14–19 April

Wanaka

XTERRA 2006

8 April

Rotorua

Auckland Racing Cup Week 2006

4–11 March

Auckland

New Zealand International Arts Festival 2006

24 February–19 March

Wellington

Volvo Ocean Race Wellington Stopover 2006

6–19 February

Wellington

NZPGA Tournament 2006

23–26 February

Christchurch

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

 

2005

 

Event

Date

Location

Ellerslie Flower Show 2005

16–20 November

Auckland

Adventure World Racing Championships 2005

11–19 November

South Island

ITU World Cup Triathlon 2005

12 November

New Plymouth

Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2005

7–13 October

Auckland

World Mountain Running Trophy 2005

25 September

Wellington

Toi Maori 2005

4–14 August

San Francisco, USA

Rally of NZ 2005

1–4 April

Waikato/Auckland/Northland

NZPGA 2005

1–5 March

Christchurch

NZ Golf Open 2005

10–13 February

Auckland

Auckland Festival 2005

26 February–14 March

Auckland

Coast to Coast 2005

5 February

West Coast/Canterbury

Lions Tour 2005

-

New Zealand

Applaud New Zealand 2005 (feasibility study)

-

Taranaki/Christchurch

Conference Assistance Programme

Annual

New Zealand

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