Fiordland Regional Event Fund: Round four results

29 Sep 2022


Successful applicants in the fourth round of the Fiordland Regional Event Fund include one brand new event, two events in their second year and two long standing events on the Te Anau events calendar.

They are (respectively) Te Anau Motorama, Stabicraft Te Anau Manapouri Fishing Classic, Meridian Hydro Half Marathon, Pump Fest and Longest Lunch Te Anau.

The fund, established by the government as part of its post COVID-19 Tourism Recovery package, is to stimulate domestic tourism by supporting existing events or helping new events, and is administered by Great South.

In this latest round, $41,000 of the $580,000 fund was distributed, leaving $54,000 for a future allocation. 

Applications for round five of the fund will close on 31 March 2023 and will be considered by the panel on 14 April 2023.

Great South Conference and Events Manager Karen Witham said the Fiordland Regional Events Fund has helped support the development of an events calendar full of variety with everything from sports events to a ukulele festival.

'As well as attracting outside visitation to the region it has been a benefit to the enjoyment of the local community too.'

An independent investment panel assesses applications for the fund.

A Southland Regional Event Fund that had $180,000 for Southland events was exhausted in October 2021.

More information about the Fiordland Regional Event Fund can be found at

Anyone who would like to apply for the next round of regional event funding should get in touch now. Email