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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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View the strategy and how we attract, retain, grow and enhance major events to achieve a greater contribution to New Zealand’s growth. 
 

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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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Match-fixing Bill passes first reading
31 July 2014

Murray McCully | Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the first reading of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill.

Left in disarray over economy
27 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

There is more evidence today that the Labour-Greens coalition are in complete disarray over economic policy, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports
24 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows.

Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships awarded
23 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Thirteen senior executives and business owners have been given the opportunity to attend the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

Labour makes desperate sop to the regions
22 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

The Labour Party's regional announcement today is a desperate bid to distract people from Labour’s own internal problems, including how their regionally based candidates and MPs are deserting them, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

Better public services for businesses
21 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same information twice are just some of the ways that government is working to make it easier for businesses to interact with them," Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

Crash of flight MH17 a tragedy for families
18 July 2014

Murray McCully | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 is a tragedy and has extended condolences on behalf of all New Zealanders to the families of those on board.

$1m for early stage ICT start-ups
15 July 2014

Steven Joyce | Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the Government is investing just over $1 million to help entrepreneur-driven ICT start-up companies become investment ready.