The stage is set for the second major international act at Eden Park in as many weeks, with Guns N’ Roses to play on Saturday night.
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is positioning itself as the destination for concerts and festivals this summer, promising something for everyone from December until the end of April.
Tourism New Zealand is inviting international business event planners to leverage the ‘If You Seek’ campaign designed to attract international visitors.
The World of Wearableart event has been sold and is now under new ownership, remaining within New Zealand hands.
More than 100 Taitokerau Northland hospitality businesses, growers and producers gathered as part of the Food & Beverage Industry Hui at Russell’s The Duke of Marlborough.
Incidents at the Whangamata Beach Hop last weekend have prompted police to issue a reminder to drivers about responsibilities on the road, and to avoid intoxication.
The NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow is returning to Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park next year.
Te Pae Christchurch will host the Armageddon Expo from 10-11 December.
The event aims to bring the region’s tourism whanau together to rethink, reinvigorate and challenge the state of the West Coast’s tourism offering.
An estimated 5,000 people visited Rotorua last weekend for the inaugural two-day Fast & Forward Forestry Expo.
The four-day Roam Central food, wine and adventure festival is coming to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes from 26-29 January 2023.
New offerings and old favourites are set to return to the 36th Marlborough Wine & Food Festival featuring 30+ wineries and 15+ food trucks next year.
West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations are joining forces to relaunch tourism awareness with inbounders in the North Island.
More than 12,000 athletes will converge on Queenstown for the 2022 New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon series of races this Saturday.
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Cardrona, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka are set to host the Crankworx Summer Series of mountain biking events in 2023.
The cost to stage events of this type has increased and there are many other events coming to the area in the next four months.
XPO Exhibitions has acquired the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show from long-time owner Auckland Water Ski Club.
The tourism minister says attracting world-class events and living up to and protecting NZ’s clean, green image are helping the recovery.
The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival will now be known as Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited says it is reviewing how it approaches and funds event, including the potential for increased ownership through a more targeted seasonal strategy.
Pedestrian numbers in Napier have reached their highest numbers since Covid-19, boosted by a range of events over the weekend.
Sustainability is a major focus at the 2022 Horowhenua Taste Trail this year, with its 16 producer participants aiming to lessen the food event’s impact on the environment.
The Art Deco Festival Napier is returning to Hawke’s Bay in 2023 after a two-year hiatus of its full programme.
Up to $300,000 for the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator investment fund will support events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride.
Development West Coast will hold a tourism hui later this month to explore the theme of ‘customer service as a regional narrative’.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s annual TRENZ trade show will take place at Te Pae Christchurch next year and will be the first full event since 2019, and the first in the city since 2006.
The Kāpiti Coast Art Trail is back this November, with works from more than 125 local artists on display and many more at local galleries and creative spaces.
Auckland’s Laneway music festival is moving to Western Springs Stadium in 2023.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup could generate around $60m for Auckland’s economy and about 130,000 visitor nights when it takes place in July next year, says Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.
Otago wine and food festival Ripe will return to the shores of Lake Wānaka on Saturday 18 March 2023 after Covid forced the cancellation of the 2022 event.
About 12,000 food lovers and 250 vendors are expected at this year’s Kāpiti Food Fair in December – and a plan is underway to ensure sustainability is a top priority.
Dunedin is using its reputation as a knowledge hub to encourage more conferences and events to come to the city.
Thousands of cyclists are set to compete in The BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge next month after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.
More than 1,000 delegates are converging at Te Pae Christchurch today for the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2022.
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Venture Taranaki and Dunedin City Council are among the winners at the Economic Development New Zealand Awards.
A new food and wine event is launching next year to celebrate Central Otago winemakers, growers, and chefs.
The Mission Concert will host musician Sting at Napier Mission Estate Winery next year in what organisers claim is the world’s biggest vineyard event.
Wine Nelson’s premier annual tasting event is back with a bigger venue and more on offer this year.
The event will bring about 1,300 athletes, 300 coaches and 600 volunteers to the city in December 2025.
Two top business events professionals have been recognised at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s industry gala dinner in Napier last night.
The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will kick off at Auckland’s Eden Park and Whangarei’s Okara Park this weekend.
Air New Zealand is taking fashion, entertainment and a drag show to 40,000ft in the air to celebrate WorldPride 2023.
The sector needs to be innovative in the way it markets itself, particular to those flying longhaul, says the tourism minister.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Auckland central this weekend for the city’s Diwali Festival.
The Headwaters Eco Lodge in Glenorchy will host a two-day event showcasing premium wines and cuisine this month.
More than 60,000 people, including 35,000 from out of town, are expected to attend the event, which runs until 16 October.
Average weekly occupancy and ADR have slid from their winter highs at Queenstown but the October school holidays will hopefully give the resort another spring boost.
There are just two days left until nominations close for the annual Iconic Auckland Eats programme.
Up to 295,000 music lovers will converge on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as major stadium concerts roar back to life this summer.