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attractive destination for major events of global significance.
View the strategy and how we attract, retain, grow and enhance major events to achieve a greater contribution to New Zealand’s growth.
Major Events news
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.
FIFA U-20 Trophy goes on Tour
The FIFA U-20 World Cup Winner’s Trophy has been on the road for three weeks as it works its way down the country throughout the seven regions which will host matches during the tournament in 2015.
The trophy was officially welcomed to New Zealand shores when Oceania Footballer of the Century, Wynton Rufer was paddled into shore via a waka to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds at the start of the month.
Three Years to Go until the World Masters Games 2017
During an event to mark “three years to go” World Masters Games 2017 Chief Executive Jennah Wootten announced the 10 day event will be held from 21 to 30 April in 2017.
34th America's Cup Evaluation Reports
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta delivered a range of business benefits for the New Zealand economy, according to two evaluation reports
- an independent evaluation of the Government’s investment in Emirates Team New Zealand and
- an evaluation of Trade and Enterprise’s leverage programme in San Francisco.
Major events investment benefits NZ – report
The ‘Economic Evaluation Outcomes Meta-evaluation Report’ outlines the results of an approach modelled on a cost-benefit analysis methodology undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in 2012.
Eighteen events that received funding between February 2010 and April 2012 were evaluated including the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts 2010, World Rowing Championships 2010, Winter Games 2011, and the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Auckland stop over. To protect the commercial nature of each event, individual events have not been identified in the report.
Download the report