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Mackenzie Regional Events Fund

The Regional Events Fund, set up as part of Government’s Tourism Recovery package, has been created to stimulate domestic tourism and travel between regions through holding events.

This is intended to support the tourism and events sector and replace some of the spend from international tourists as a result of COVID-19.

The fund is available to the nine International Marketing Alliance (IMA) groupings of the Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO’s). The Canterbury & West Coast IMA (Christchurch, Timaru, Mackenzie, Hurunui, West Coast and Kaikōura) have been allocated $7 million over a 2-4-year timeframe.

The purpose of the Regional Events Fund (REF) is to stimulate inter and intra-regional visitation through funding events that will encourage expenditure missed by international visitor markets.

The Mackenzie Regional Event fund is a twice-yearly contestable fund.

24 May – 16 June 2023Mid-July 20231 July 2023 – 30 June 2024Open 24 May 2023

For further information, and to applications for event funding within the Mackenzie District, please view the MackenzieNZ Events Fund page.