The support will go to Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti Gisborne and Tai Tokerau Northland.
The Hokitika Gorge on the West Coast will receive a new suspension bridge by the summer of 2024-25, thanks to a successful funding application for $300,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund by Westland District Council.
The government is providing $10m from the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund for Canterbury Museum’s redevelopment.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has secured another $1.92m to repair and upgrade closed sections of the region’s Great Rides network.
Eighteen roading projects across the West Coast will receive more than $22m in government investment from the $419m Transport Resilience Fund.
The government is providing a $2m grant for a new two-level commercial and public facility in Greymouth.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand chief executive Lynda Keene says funding cuts will hurt New Zealand’s international competitiveness.
A change to the $35 IVL could be coming, according to The Treasury’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update.
The government is providing $12m to improve roads around the weather-damaged Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions.
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage has opened the $300,000 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for communities seeking to organise events that commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti (the Treaty).
Tourism needs investment to sustain its economic contribution and social, cultural, and environmental goals – not govt cuts – writes TIA’s Rebecca Ingram.
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Six events will share $125,000 from the Hauraki Coromandel Regional Event Fund.
The TIF, which was launched in 2017 to support tourism infrastructure, comes to an end after supporting nearly 300 projects.
Tens of millions of dollars is being clawed back from TNZ and the Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery.
Its $25k from the govt fund will go towards connecting tourism and goods exporters.
Two ventures from the inaugural industry accelerator will receive co-funding from the $44m programme.
The government’s preferred Auckland harbour transport proposal will include cycling and walking options across the existing bridge.
Rotorua Lakes Council’s infrastructure and environment committee has voted in favour of strengthening and eventually reopening the city’s iconic museum.
The govt wants to build more regenerative and resilient tourism and conservation.
Regeneration and conservation projects are the latest to get co-funding from the $44m Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery.
Destination Hauraki Coromandel will receive $200,000 from the government to help boost visitor numbers over the summer as part of the region’s recovery efforts.
A new civic precinct in Tauranga will receive $21m in funding for facilities including a new museum, exhibition gallery, civic whare and a library and community space.
The operators’ decarbonisation projects are among 19 transport initiatives granted $6.4m in govt co-funding.
Auckland Airport Community Trust has opened applications for the 2023/24 funding round of its community and responsive grants.
Regional tourism organisations and industry stakeholders have welcomed the government’s plan to invest in a new national destination management team.
Tourism Minister Peeni Henare says the direct funding of regional destination management plans is something a Labour government would look at after the election in October.
Up to $70,000 is on offer for initiatives through Coromandel Regional Events Fund when it opens for applications next week.
A museum group, performing arts venue and an effort to promote waka through workshops and public events are amongst the 17 recipients of the final round of the government’s $28m Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund.
Industry stakeholders have welcomed the government’s provision of $128m to support universities, but say it is too early to know what the consequences will be for tourism.
The Auditor-General’s office says it is not yet certain the public can have confidence that the investments made through the $3bn Provincial Growth Fund’s reset in 2020 represent good value for money.
The final closing date for Stream 2 applications under the Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery has been extended by just over six weeks to 15 December 2023 from its initial 31 October deadline.
Applications are now open for grants from the Tourism New Zealand Industry Trust.
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s new Arts Sustainability and the Museum and Heritage Development Funds will support eight arts and heritage initiatives.
Wages have been the biggest expense and their own bill racks up too as a solution is sought.
An electric hydrofoil venture targeting tourism is one of four new applicants to receive co-funding from the $44m programme.
Wellington’s cycle network has won $650,000 from the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI).
Upper Hutt City Council is now accepting applications from local event organisers to support a range of diverse events in the city.
An estimated $35m from the IVL will also be available for tourism projects.
An accelerator programme, a tech expo, and industry workshops to foster innovation will be among the initiatives funded from $18.22m provided to tourism in Budget 2023.
The government is investing $500,000 into the redevelopment of Timaru’s Fraser Park to transform the venue into a multi-event arena.
An $8m boost for Māori tourism will help support operators in their recovery from Covid-19 and to cope with increasing demand, says Minister of Māori Development Willie Jackson.
The Mackenzie Regional Events Fund has now opened for applications.
Te Puia’s NZMACI receives nearly $6m and the Major Events Fund almost $18m.
Budget 2023 ensures the betterment of the tourism workforce but it also deals a disappointing funding cut to the innovation programme.
Forest & Bird has criticised the government’s Budget 2023 for its lack of investment in reducing climate change and biodiversity loss.
Skinks, fairy terms, frogs and other wildlife will benefit from new research and conservation thanks to Auckland Zoo’s 2023 Aotearoa-focused Small Grants programme.
The Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund has received an additional boost, bringing the total 2023/24 grant pool to $900,000.
NZ Māori Tourism, Matariki and Te Matatini also secure funding from Budget 2023.
The agency manages to maintain its budget for the 2023-24 year.