News and Issues

COVID-19 MEDIA RELEASE: Downward spiral for NZ events sector with more than 3,000 events cancelled to date
23 March 2020

Event organisers, suppliers, venues and artists are among those within New Zealand’s substantial events sector that have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 Industry update & impact survey
17 March 2020

Further to yesterday's announcement that all indoor and outdoor events over 500 people should be cancelled, the Government has today unveiled a $12.1b economic response package to combat the COVID-19 impact with almost half of the cash to be spent on a wage subsidy package for all coronavirus-impacted businesses.

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COVID-19 Industry update & impact survey
16 March 2020

The New Zealand events sector is increasingly concerned about the impact of COVID-19 following the weekend's announcement of stricter border controls, and the promise of further announcements to come regarding public gatherings.

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COVID-19 industry impact survey & latest update
13 March 2020

NZEA is working closely with central government in order to assess the impact of the COVID-19 situation and what kind of sector support may be required.

In that regard, we'd appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this survey so we can get a sense of COVID-19's impact on the events sector to date and share these insights with the government.

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COVID-19: Staying informed & useful resources
05 March 2020

Following last week's industry update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have some additional resources for the events industry to assist with planning and risk management for your events.

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COVID-19: Staying informed & useful resources
28 February 2020

As the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, our country is feeling the impacts in terms of supply chain issues and travel restrictions. As of today, there is one confirmed case of the virus in New Zealand and the situation continues to evolve fast worldwide.

We therefore encourage you to stay informed and take some time to assess and plan for impacts on your events and business.

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Finalists Announced for the 2019 NZEA New Zealand Event Awards
17 February 2020

NZEA New Zealand Event Awards Finalists: Packed calendar delivers superior quality Event Awards Finalists

The announcement of the 2019 season finalists for the annual New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) New Zealand Event Awards highlights the superior quality of the events that keep the country and the world entertained.

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ADVOCACY: Drug Testing at Festivals
14 February 2020

"Section 12 of the Misuse of Drugs Act makes it a crime to knowingly permit a venue to be used for drug use, which means festival testing operates in a legal grey area"

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ADVOCACY: Appropriate Working Hours for Event Workers?
14 February 2020

We all know event workers often do crazy hours but with the risk of an incident occurring and it being found that the event member had worked 12 hours straight, it could easily come back to the employer and whether they provided appropriate breaks and support for the team member.

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NZEA New Zealand Event Awards 2019 open for entries
02 September 2019

The NZEA New Zealand Events Awards opens today for all 2019 applications as it looks to celebrate another year of success and innovation in a dynamic industry.

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ADVOCACY: Update on Tourism Strategy review
31 May 2019

In January, the NZEA provided feedback to Government on behalf of the events industry on the Aotearoa New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy.

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ADVOCACY: Does the events industry need a similar Careers' initiative to the Tourism sector?
31 May 2019

The tourism Industry has launched a three-year package designed to improve perceptions of tourism careers, make it easier for young people to experience tourism careers with placements and open days, and ensure a positive experience for those in tourism employment.

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ADVOCACY: Last chance for ticket scalping feedback
30 April 2019

Ticket scalping is a hot topic for both our industry professionals and the ticket-buying public. The Government is seeking feedback on a discussion paper to address ticket reselling issues.

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ADVOCACY: Advocating on ticket scalping issues
31 March 2019

Ticket scalping is a hot topic for both our industry professionals and the ticket-buying public. The Government is seeking feedback on a discussion paper to address ticket reselling issues.

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Winners Announced! 2018 NZEA Event Awards!
26 March 2019

If there’s one thing we do well in this country, it’s putting on events by their thousand, from Invercargill through to Cape Reinga. With the quality and number of events entered into the New Zealand Events Awards 2018, judges were hard pressed to pick winners – but they’ve done just that.

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ADVOCACY: Advocating for events in tourism strategy
24 February 2019

Last month, NZEA provided feedback to Government on behalf of the events industry on the Aotearoa New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy.

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Industry Opportunity: NZEA Board Member
21 January 2019

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) is seeking expressions of interest to join our Board to help achieve our vision of providing leadership and representation to inspire a world class events industry in NZ.

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NZEA Event Awards 2018 Finalists Announced
04 December 2018

The New Zealand Event Awards finalists for 2018 were announced today by the New Zealand Events Association.

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2018 NZEA Event Awards Open!
01 August 2018

The NZEA Events Awards open today for all 2018 applications as they look to celebrate another amazing year of success and innovation in a dynamic industry.

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Winners announced! New Zealand Events Awards 2017
12 October 2017

It’s been a bumper year for events in New Zealand. That’s apparent in the winners of the flourishing New Zealand Awards, announced last night at a glittering ceremony held at SKYCITY.

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New Zealand Event Awards 2017 Finalists Announced
11 September 2017

New Zealand Event Awards Finalists for 2017 were announced today by the New Zealand Events Association.

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Awards Gala Evening tickets on sale now!
02 August 2017

The 2017 New Zealand Event Awards tickets are on sale now, so get in quick!

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Entries open for the New Zealand Event Awards!
29 May 2017

Entries open for the 2017 NZ Event Awards!

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Event Management Health and Safety Guide
30 January 2017

A practical guide to meeting your obligations under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

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NZ Event Awards Winners Announced!
05 August 2016

NZAEP are thrilled to congratulate the deserving winners of the 2016 New Zealand Event Awards.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: A Summary for the Events Industry
04 April 2016

NZAEP's guide to the new legislation.

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