NZ Major Events
In 2001, an Inter-Agency Events Group (IAEG) was established to improve the coordination of government involvement in events through maintaining an overview of event proposals and through sharing of information and joint consideration of proposals.
In 2003, a review of IAEG found it was operating successfully but with some challenge in cross agency collaboration and event funding. The Event Ministers (Economic Development; Research, Science & Technology; Tourism; Sport & Recreation) agreed with the IAEG that a more strategic approach was desirable, to ensure support would be directed at events that contribute to the overall economic development and international profile of New Zealand.
In 2004, Government approved its Major Event Strategy. The strategy aims for improved coordination among government agencies and provides the event sector with a clear understanding of the government’s key objectives and the rationale to support investment decisions.