Event organisers up and down the country have been forced to cancel, postpone or scramble to make changes.
For the second year in a row, one of the city’s flagship events is pulled because of Covid.
Snow Machine festival has sold out its inaugural festival in Queenstown.
A new event to support Southland’s hospitality and accommodation sector and boost the region’s reputation as a food and beverage destination will run from 1 April to 16 May 2021.
A new event aimed at enlivening the on-land viewing experience of the America’s Cup will be held in Devonport.
The Auckland Lantern Festival has been postponed to 4-7 March 2021, due to the region being in Covid-19 alert level 2.
Auckland’s Pride director Max Tweedie is still optimistic about Pride March and Pride Party going ahead on the 27 February.
Napier’s Art Deco Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty.
Events up and down the country have been forced to cancel or impose restrictions after the latest Covid-19 community cases at Auckland.
Kiwi band Six60 says its show on Saturday at Wellington’s Sky Stadium attracted 32,000 fans, bringing its 2021 total tour numbers to around 100,000.
The United States Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress will feature at the month’s Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival .
The Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow 2021, Marlborough’s largest multi-day event, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Auckland’s annual four-day Lantern Festival celebrating Chinese New Year will be ticketed this year and relocated to the city’s waterfront.
The event was scheduled to run from 8 to 13 March at Queenstown Lakes.
The annual Pureora Forest Park Hunting Competition will return for 2021 after being cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
Investment plans for the government’s $50m Regional Events Fund have been signed off, with nine International Marketing Alliances across the country now ploughing ahead with proposals.
It would be the first major air show in New Zealand for two years.
Enhanced health measures to mitigate Covid-19 risks will be in place at the annual Waitangi festival at the Treaty Grounds this week.
Events included workshops on Te Tiriti and whānau-oriented marae days to performance and children’s activities.
SkyCity Auckland will be hosting a free ’90s themed Federal Street Party this evening to celebrate 25 years in operation.
The Open Day is part of Greater Wellington’s summer programme, which features 24 events across the region.
Creative and cultural event organisers will be able to apply for a funding boost when the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator Fund opens on 1 February.
One of Asia Pacific’s flagship annual business events showcases has been cancelled due to uncertainty wrought by Covid-19 border closures.
Event organisers in the Coromandel can now apply for marketing support from Destination Coromandel’s $80k Signature Events Marketing Fund.
The new Aramex Kiwi Walk & Run Series 2021 aims to encourage people of any athletic ability into New Zealand’s scenic settings.
Wellington’s waterfront will host the city’s Pasifika Festival and Sky Show Fireworks over this long anniversary weekend for the capital.
The Queenstown event aims to attract 5000 festival goers from New Zealand and Australia.
Applications for the first round of the $8.5m Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund are now open.
Kaitoke Regional Park will host Whānau Summer Day this Saturday 16 January.
Auckland’s Captain Cook and Marsden Wharves will host this year’s Auckland Lantern Festival.
The Government will invest $3.75m in a North Island tourism alliance aimed at developing events for visitors along the Thermal Explorer Highway.
The annual WOMAD music festival at New Plymouth has been cancelled for the first time in its 16 years due to Covid-19 concerns.
The bid to international choir organisation Interkultur was backed by $7m from the Government’s Major Events Fund.
MEETINGS 2021 will take place over two days in Auckland next year, says Business Events Industry Aotearoa.
TRENZ 2021 will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event at Ōtautahi Christchurch and free for operators to attend.
The America’s Cup Village in downtown Auckland has officially opened.
In a first for NZ, one of the country’s leading tenors will perform in a Discover Waitomo glowworm cave.
Auckland Live’s free inner-city festival Summer in the Square is returning to Aotea Square to coincide with the America’s Cup.
Food trucks and mobile shops can operate provided it was part of a permitted wider event.
Steve Armitage, general manager destination at Auckland Unlimited said Summernova’s charity partners represented the festival’s ethos of inclusivity and sustainability.
Professional Conference Organisers, event planners, regional tourism organisations and other key players from New Zealand’s business events sector came together for the first official function of the year, BE Reconnected.
Running from Wednesday to Sunday, the festival draws hot rod, classic car, caravan and motorcycle enthusiasts to the area.
Operators intending to carry fare-paying passengers to watch the America’s Cup will need to be in a recognised safety system, says Maritime NZ.
Canterbury Museum will host the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
The industry body represented 460 members across New Zealand who work within the meetings, incentives, conferences and conventions, and exhibitions sector.
Auckland has been named the best meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions destination in Oceania at the inaugural World MICE Awards 2020.
A new educational programme has been launched for young learners, leveraging next year’s 36th America’s Cup.
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Kāpiti Arts Trail weekends are as popular as ever with locals and visitors to the district, says Kāpiti Coast District Council mayor K Gurunathan.
Around 300 industry professionals will attend the sold-out Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington today.