The government has provided $350m for 46 councils to help achieve a greener, more efficient, and safer transport infrastructure for New Zealanders and support the Emissions Reduction Plan.
Tauranga will be the first region to access a new government fundraising tool to support up to $175m for local infrastructure projects.
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is proposing a cut of up to $27.5m for Tātaki Auckland Unlimited ahead of his 2023/24 budget proposal.
The government has awarded Gisborne District Council $128,000 for the recruitment of three part-time staff who will regulate and manage freedom camping in the Tairāwhiti region during summer.
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Up to $10 in govt co-funding is available for individual projects that could help the sector decarbonise and improve productivity and resilience.
National’s tourism spokesperson Todd McClay has criticised the length of time the government is taking to launch the $54m Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery.
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.
The govt’s investment must be made with consistency, fairness and sustainability, says the association.
PurePods has hit its $2m minimum capital raise target through crowdfunding platform The Snowball Effect.
Historic battle site Te Pakanga o Ōhaeawai near Kaikohe in Northland has opened to the public after a $1.79m restoration project.
It could have raised up to $444m annually to support tourism, conservation, and to help tackle climate change.
Pūkaha Wildlife Centre is seeking at least $150,000 for the completion of its Environmental Education and Accommodation Centre.
Auckland Airport has completed an issue of $150m of floating rate notes to help refinance and provide liquidity.
The increased funding will support critical programmes as the popular attraction gears up for recovery.
The projects include a digital storytelling app for the Russell Museum, e-commerce functionality for local art galleries, and a 3D virtual exhibition for the Tairawhiti Arts Festival.
The government is investing $32m into a plan to protect kauri in the country’s northern forests from dieback disease.
The new collaborative fund will help launch marketing activity in Q1 2023 with Australia the initial target.
Ecotourism business and accommodation provider PurePods has reached more than $1m towards its first capital raise through crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect.
The government is investing $18.7m to support upgrades at 30 of the 32 facilities earmarked for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
The Northland Regional Events Fund will soon take applications for its third round in October 2022, aimed at supporting events that drive visitation to the region.
The tourism minister notes “challenging questions” over the funding and execution of the tourism ITP.
Applications for the final Dunedin Regional Events Funding Round, with a total of $265,000 up for grabs, will open on 3 October.
Wellington Zoo has received an $811,702 grant for the construction of a new snow leopard habitat and visitor experience in partnership with Nepali conservation group Mountain Spirit.
The development of more sustainability-focused tourism offerings in Pacific nations is amongst the options being considered by the government in its International Climate Finance Strategy.
Luxury eco-cabin accommodation provider PurePods is raising $4m to help develop 100 locations across the country over the next five years.
A new analysis outlines the benefits and the risks involved.
The Taruheru cycleway in Gisborne will receive $1.5m for its continued development.
Projects include a new Leaning Lodge hut, an upgrade of the Otago Outdoor Education Trust’s camp facility, a new rescue boat for Wānaka Yacht Club, and revegetation projects along the Otago Peninsula.
The tourism minister says the industry should apply for the new $54m innovation fund and suggests a project he would be happy to support.
SkyCity Auckland Community Trust is open for applications from Northland and Auckland community groups committed to working with young people.
The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund is designed to support strategic, sector-led initiatives that will have lasting benefits for arts, culture, and heritage.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has issued a final call for tourism businesses in the district to apply for up to $60,000 funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.
The Tourism Infrastructure Fund has awarded $306,000 to Waitomo District Council for three infrastructure projects.
PACT is close to lodging its resource consent application for the new building, which will be constructed in two stages.
It sees the amount of support for eligible tourism businesses provided by the controversial programme dip to $159m.
Thirteen events encompassing music, film, comedy, sport, culture, kai and history have all received funding from Whanganui & Partners for the 2022-2023 season.
Enabling non-tourism sector organisations, such as technology and overseas firms, as well as academic institutions, to be eligible for will bring the highest level of innovation.
Waitangi operator Baylys’ Farm’s wedding and event venue has won a $30,000 grant from Top Energy’s Business Development Fund.
The money from the Major Events Fund will support 30 mountain bike events over the next six years.
More than 19 events across the Waikato, Rotorua, Taupō and Ruapehu regions have received almost $1.3m in the second round of the Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund.
Queenstown Lakes District Council’s contestable Events Fund has awarded $527,000 to 20 events to be held in the region.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will invest $400,000 into a new toilet block and permanent electricity to the marquee site at Waitangi Regional Park.
Kaipara District Council has received $537,860 for upgrades to a reserve, two carparks and public toilets as part of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
A new visitor centre, café improvements, and safety and security enhancements will be funded from $1.5m granted to Hamilton Gardens.
Funding for projects supporting the delivery of Matariki were considered for the first time.
Kāpiti Coast District Council’s 2022 Major Event Fund has allocated $200,000 to six events this year.
Destination Marlborough has received $30,000 for a one-off grant from Marlborough District Council.
KiwiRail’s first refurbished electric EF class locomotive has been completed as part of a progressive fleet refurbishment and return to service over the next two years.
Waka Kotahi has launched an innovation fund designed to find solutions to New Zealand’s most pressing transport challenges.