Hamilton/Waikato edges out Auckland for second largest number of business events held.
Project largely funded by $740,000 grant from Tourism Infrastructure Fund and approximately $250,000 from Ashburton District Council.
About $10m of the latest deployment is going to five regions hit hard by the lack of international tourists.
The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has granted $5.47m funding for a museum storage facility in Hastings.
Existing building on site to be removed over next year.
Project to be worked on by council and the Te Atamira Trust, with funding part of ten year plan.
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.
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.
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.