A total of 34 events being staged across the Waikato, Rotorua, Taupō and Ruapehu regions will receive nearly $3 million over the next three years following the announcement of a second tranche of funding by the Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund.
Hamilton Kirikiriroa will be one of the first cities to get a slice of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 action, after it was confirmed as a co-host for an inaugural Play-Off Tournament in February 2023.
The tourism industry warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the opening date for visa-required travellers to enter New Zealand is being brought forward to 31 July 2022 – and that pre-departure testing would be dropped by the same date.
After two years of closed maritime borders, today’s news that cruise ships can return to Aotearoa’s waters without restrictions from 31 July has been greeted with a sense of cautious optimism and relief, says the New Zealand Cruise Association.
Victoria on the River and Garden Place is turning the volume up for a super Saturday of live music and art with two free concerts. Saw Wave and Downtown Sounds concerts organised by the Hamilton Live Music Trust and friends will be celebrating NZ Music Month in style with some of NZ and Hamilton Kirikiriroa’s best local bands performing.