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“A risk too great” – Whangarei mayor on $136m events centre project
18 Feb 2022   /

“A risk too great” – Whangarei mayor on $136m events centre project

Making the project work financially would have required a significant scaling back, which would have undermined the attraction’s purpose.


Te Papa to jointly operate Tākina convention centre
26 Oct 2021   /

Te Papa to jointly operate Tākina convention centre

Wellington City Council’s new Tākina Convention and Exhibition Centre will be jointly operated by Te Papa, in a move that may see the facility become a spillover venue for the national museum.


Businesses hope for level 2, prep for new record keeping rules
6 Sep 2021  

Businesses hope for level 2, prep for new record keeping rules

Mandatory record keeping kicks in midnight Tuesday, at the same time most of the country could move to alert level 2.


Agreement sets $15m Sebel Hotel completion by end of year
11 Aug 2021   /

Agreement sets $15m Sebel Hotel completion by end of year

The $15m Sebel Hotel in Lower Hutt’s CBD is set to complete by 31 December, following a revised Hutt City Council agreement and operator USAR Commercial Assets.


Wellington dominates business events in March quarter
21 Jul 2021   /

Wellington dominates business events in March quarter

Hamilton/Waikato edges out Auckland for second largest number of business events held.


TIF helps fund Rakaia’s salmon sculpture site upgrade
21 Jul 2021  

TIF helps fund Rakaia’s salmon sculpture site upgrade

Project largely funded by $740,000 grant from Tourism Infrastructure Fund and approximately $250,000 from Ashburton District Council.


TIF Round 5: $18m shared by 57 projects
16 Jul 2021   /

TIF Round 5: $18m shared by 57 projects

About $10m of the latest deployment is going to five regions hit hard by the lack of international tourists.


Hastings gets $5.5m boost for museum
1 Jul 2021   /

Hastings gets $5.5m boost for museum

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has granted $5.47m funding for a museum storage facility in Hastings.


Final property secured for $473m arena
30 Jun 2021  

Final property secured for $473m arena

Existing building on site to be removed over next year.


QLDC mulls $5.4m for new arts, cultural hub
30 Jun 2021   /

QLDC mulls $5.4m for new arts, cultural hub

Project to be worked on by council and the Te Atamira Trust, with funding part of ten year plan.


Tourism projects secure $120m in Govt funding
27 Jul 2020   /

Tourism projects secure $120m in Govt funding

Tourism projects across the country last week shared funding totalling around $120m as the government continues its efforts to stimulate regional economies and improve tourism infrastructure across the country.


Green light for $1.2m Wellington venue fit-out
24 Apr 2020   /

Green light for $1.2m Wellington venue fit-out

Karori Event Centre’s $1.2m fit-out has been given the go ahead by Wellington City Council after a unanimous vote of support at yesterday’s council meeting.


Green light for $473m Christchurch arena investment case
16 Dec 2019   /

Green light for $473m Christchurch arena investment case

Christchurch City Council has approved the investment case for a $473m multi-use arena which mayor Lianne Dalziel said will be a game-changer for Christchurch and will help re-establish the region as New Zealand’s sporting and cultural capital.