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Govt commits $350m for greener transport
5 Dec 2022   /

Govt commits $350m for greener transport

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 projects to be supported by user levies
5 Dec 2022   /

Tauranga projects to be supported by user levies

Tauranga will be the first region to access a new government fundraising tool to support up to $175m for local infrastructure projects.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited faces $27.5m budget cut
2 Dec 2022  

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited faces $27.5m budget cut

Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown is proposing a cut of up to $27.5m for Tātaki Auckland Unlimited ahead of his 2023/24 budget proposal.


Gisborne bolsters freedom camping officers following funding
2 Dec 2022  

Gisborne bolsters freedom camping officers following funding

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.


Watch: Kānoa showcases Tai Tokerau tourism
30 Nov 2022   /

Watch: Kānoa showcases Tai Tokerau tourism

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Summit 2022: PM opens $54m tourism innovation fund
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: PM opens $54m tourism innovation fund

Up to $10 in govt co-funding is available for individual projects that could help the sector decarbonise and improve productivity and resilience.


McClay: Where’s the $54m tourism innovation programme minister?
2 Nov 2022   /

McClay: Where’s the $54m tourism innovation programme minister?

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.


Applications open for $300k creative, cultural events fund
2 Nov 2022   /

Applications open for $300k creative, cultural events fund

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.


What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost
31 Oct 2022   /

What about tour drivers? BCA on govt’s $61m bus wage boost

The govt’s investment must be made with consistency, fairness and sustainability, says the association.


PurePods hits capital raise minimum as offer nears close
20 Oct 2022   /

PurePods hits capital raise minimum as offer nears close

PurePods has hit its $2m minimum capital raise target through crowdfunding platform The Snowball Effect.


Historic battle site reopens after $1.8m restoration
17 Oct 2022   /

Historic battle site reopens after $1.8m restoration

Historic battle site Te Pakanga o Ōhaeawai near Kaikohe in Northland has opened to the public after a $1.79m restoration project.


Nash scoped $200 IVL in proposed increase from $35 – rejected by cabinet
11 Oct 2022   /

Nash scoped $200 IVL in proposed increase from $35 – rejected by cabinet

It could have raised up to $444m annually to support tourism, conservation, and to help tackle climate change.


Pūkaha crowdfunding $150k for education, accommodation centre
11 Oct 2022   /

Pūkaha crowdfunding $150k for education, accommodation centre

Pūkaha Wildlife Centre is seeking at least $150,000 for the completion of its Environmental Education and Accommodation Centre.


Auckland Airport completes $150m issue for refinancing, liquidity
5 Oct 2022  

Auckland Airport completes $150m issue for refinancing, liquidity

Auckland Airport has completed an issue of $150m of floating rate notes to help refinance and provide liquidity.


Auckland Museum seeks $35m council levy, plans for a million visitors
4 Oct 2022   /

Auckland Museum seeks $35m council levy, plans for a million visitors

The increased funding will support critical programmes as the popular attraction gears up for recovery.


Govt funds 39 arts, culture, heritage projects
4 Oct 2022   /

Govt funds 39 arts, culture, heritage projects

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.


Govt invests $32m in kauri protection
3 Oct 2022  

Govt invests $32m in kauri protection

The government is investing $32m into a plan to protect kauri in the country’s northern forests from dieback disease.


Auckland seeks up to $25k from operators to plug $20m gap
29 Sep 2022  

Auckland seeks up to $25k from operators to plug $20m gap

The new collaborative fund will help launch marketing activity in Q1 2023 with Australia the initial target.


PurePods capital raise reaches $1m so far
27 Sep 2022   /

PurePods capital raise reaches $1m so far

Ecotourism business and accommodation provider PurePods has reached more than $1m towards its first capital raise through crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect.


Govt pledges $19m for FIFA Women’s World Cup venue upgrades
27 Sep 2022   /

Govt pledges $19m for FIFA Women’s World Cup venue upgrades

The government is investing $18.7m to support upgrades at 30 of the 32 facilities earmarked for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.


Third round of Northland events fund to open
14 Sep 2022   /

Third round of Northland events fund to open

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.


Nash to scope industry funding for tourism transformation plan
7 Sep 2022   /

Nash to scope industry funding for tourism transformation plan

The tourism minister notes “challenging questions” over the funding and execution of the tourism ITP.


Final funding round for Dunedin events to open
7 Sep 2022   /

Final funding round for Dunedin events to open

Applications for the final Dunedin Regional Events Funding Round, with a total of $265,000 up for grabs, will open on 3 October.


…while Wellington Zoo receives $811k for new experience
23 Aug 2022   /

…while Wellington Zoo receives $811k for new experience

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.


More sustainable tourism offerings needed in Pacific – govt
22 Aug 2022   /

More sustainable tourism offerings needed in Pacific – govt

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.


PurePods seeks $4m to expand luxury locations across NZ
18 Aug 2022   /

PurePods seeks $4m to expand luxury locations across NZ

Luxury eco-cabin accommodation provider PurePods is raising $4m to help develop 100 locations across the country over the next five years.


How can NZ fund tourism? Here are the options – report
17 Aug 2022   /

How can NZ fund tourism? Here are the options – report

A new analysis outlines the benefits and the risks involved.


Gisborne cycleway gets $1.5m boost
15 Aug 2022   /

Gisborne cycleway gets $1.5m boost

The Taruheru cycleway in Gisborne will receive $1.5m for its continued development.


Trust awards $405k to 25 projects
9 Aug 2022  

Trust awards $405k to 25 projects

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.


Nash: Holiday parks’ ‘big play’ in NZ’s net zero journey
2 Aug 2022   /

Nash: Holiday parks’ ‘big play’ in NZ’s net zero journey

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 open for applications
2 Aug 2022  

SkyCity Auckland Community Trust open for applications

SkyCity Auckland Community Trust is open for applications from Northland and Auckland community groups committed to working with young people.


New fund to support arts, culture and heritage
28 Jul 2022   /

New fund to support arts, culture and heritage

The Cultural Sector Regeneration Fund is designed to support strategic, sector-led initiatives that will have lasting benefits for arts, culture, and heritage.


Final call for Queenstown Lakes operators to apply for funding
27 Jul 2022   /

Final call for Queenstown Lakes operators to apply for funding

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.


Waitomo welcomes $306k TIF support
27 Jul 2022   /

Waitomo welcomes $306k TIF support

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund has awarded $306,000 to Waitomo District Council for three infrastructure projects.


Snow Farm seeks $1.7m for new building
26 Jul 2022  

Snow Farm seeks $1.7m for new building

PACT is close to lodging its resource consent application for the new building, which will be constructed in two stages.


STAPP: Operators turn down $11m in agreed loans, grants
19 Jul 2022  

STAPP: Operators turn down $11m in agreed loans, grants

It sees the amount of support for eligible tourism businesses provided by the controversial programme dip to $159m.


Whanganui funding boosts 13 events
18 Jul 2022   /

Whanganui funding boosts 13 events

Thirteen events encompassing music, film, comedy, sport, culture, kai and history have all received funding from Whanganui & Partners for the 2022-2023 season.


Fear of losing out, operator weakness, green agenda – govt’s reasons for $54m innovation fund
15 Jul 2022   /

Fear of losing out, operator weakness, green agenda – govt’s reasons for $54m innovation fund

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 venue operator wins $30k grant
14 Jul 2022   /

Waitangi venue operator wins $30k grant

Waitangi operator Baylys’ Farm’s wedding and event venue has won a $30,000 grant from Top Energy’s Business Development Fund.


Crankworx secures $8m for Rotorua, Otago events…
13 Jul 2022   /

Crankworx secures $8m for Rotorua, Otago events…

The money from the Major Events Fund will support 30 mountain bike events over the next six years.


…while Thermal Explorer events share $1.3m funding
13 Jul 2022   /

…while Thermal Explorer events share $1.3m funding

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 events share $527k from QLDC
5 Jul 2022   /

Queenstown events share $527k from QLDC

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 park to be upgraded
5 Jul 2022  

Hawke’s Bay regional park to be upgraded

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 reserve upgrades receive TIF funding
4 Jul 2022  

Kaipara reserve upgrades receive TIF funding

Kaipara District Council has received $537,860 for upgrades to a reserve, two carparks and public toilets as part of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.


New visitor centre in $1.5m Hamilton Gardens upgrade
29 Jun 2022   /

New visitor centre in $1.5m Hamilton Gardens upgrade

A new visitor centre, café improvements, and safety and security enhancements will be funded from $1.5m granted to Hamilton Gardens.


TIF deploys $15m for 62 projects
27 Jun 2022   /

TIF deploys $15m for 62 projects

Funding for projects supporting the delivery of Matariki were considered for the first time.


Food, film, kites among Kāpiti event fund recipients
22 Jun 2022   /

Food, film, kites among Kāpiti event fund recipients

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s 2022 Major Event Fund has allocated $200,000 to six events this year.


Destination Marlborough secures $30k for travel trade promo
15 Jun 2022   /

Destination Marlborough secures $30k for travel trade promo

Destination Marlborough has received $30,000 for a one-off grant from Marlborough District Council.


KiwiRail completes first electric locomotive refurb
9 Jun 2022   /

KiwiRail completes first electric locomotive refurb

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.


$15m innovation fund seeks sustainable transport solutions
8 Jun 2022   /

$15m innovation fund seeks sustainable transport solutions

Waka Kotahi has launched an innovation fund designed to find solutions to New Zealand’s most pressing transport challenges.