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New Zealand Government works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an
attractive destination for major events of global significance.

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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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[image] FIFA U-20 Trophy goes on Tour.

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.
 

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[image] World masters games

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.

 

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34th America's Cup Evaluation Reports

[image] americas cup report

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.

 

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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.

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New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Bursary Programme
4 July 2014
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.
The New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) Event Awards
12 June 2014
The NZAEP Awards Dinner, to be held on Wednesday 6 August, coinciding with the Eventing the Future Conference, will be a special night and a must-attend event as we recognise the best and brightest in our industry.
FIFA U-20 Trophy goes on Tour
22 May 2014
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.
Three Years to go until the World Masters Games 2017
13 May 2014
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.
World Veteran Championship (Table Tennis) 2014
13 May 2014
The 17th World Veteran Championship (Table Tennis) will take place at the Trusts Arena in Auckland from 12 May – 17 May 2014.
34th America's Cup evaluation reports
27 March 2014
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.
Government invests in Vibram Ultramarathon
14 March 2014
A $300,000 Government investment will help build the international profile of the Vibram Tarawera Ultramarathon, Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay announced today.
Govt boost to take WOW international
8 November 2013
The World of Wearable Art (WOW) event will receive $900,000 from the Government’s $10 million Major Events Fund to help raise its international profile and grow to the next level, Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce announced today.
Investment to support Art Deco Weekend
2 October 2013
The Government is investing $530,000 through the Major Events Development Fund to support the 2014 and 2015 Art Deco Weekends in Hawke’s Bay, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
Major Events partners with Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand to Deliver an Observer Programme
5 September 2013
Observer Programmes are a valuable way for those involved in the event industry to learn from other events during their live operation.

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$139m investment in new research programmes
11 September 2014

Steven Joyce | Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that $139 million over six years will be invested in new science research programmes.

All Blacks to play in Apia
9 September 2014

Murray McCully | Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement that the All Blacks have set a date to play Manu Samoa in Apia in 2015.

New Science Challenge to build a better NZ
3 September 2014

Steven Joyce | Building and Construction

The Government has announced a new initiative to develop better housing and urban environments as part of its programme of National Science Challenges.

Largest solar array in the Pacific completed
1 September 2014

Murray McCully | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the completion of the Apia racecourse solar array in Samoa today.

R&D Student Grants for our future innovators
21 August 2014

Steven Joyce | Science and Innovation

Around 330 future Kiwi innovators will be able to benefit from R&D Student Grants announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

Minister congratulates Palmerston Nth on Inland Port
13 August 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated Palmerston North City Council and Spearhead Manawatu on successfully securing investment from the Ports of Auckland, the Port of Napier, and IcePak, for a new Inland Port and intermodal freight hub for the city and the region.

International Convention Centre progress welcomed
13 August 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the latest update on progress in the New Zealand International Convention Centre project.

New growth grants to boost R&D in NZ
11 August 2014

Steven Joyce | Science and Innovation

Research and Development (R&D) Growth Grants expected to be worth more than $41m over three years have been approved for 23 high tech companies by Callaghan Innovation, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.