Around New Zealand
Christchurch International Skål President and Chair of the International Membership Committee, Victoria Wales from HOT Events has recently returned from the Skål World Congress in Malaga, Spain where she picked up several key awards.
The Napier Conferences & Events team collaborated with the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce for the Datacom Hawke's Bay Business Awards, held at the Napier War Memorial Centre in mid November. The event showcased a diverse range of businesses from Hawke’s Bay.
Six months ago, Tākina Wellington Exhibition and Convention Centre opened its doors, signalling a new chapter for business events in Wellington. Operated by Tākina Events, Wellington's largest built infrastructure investment in over twenty years has welcomed over 22,000 delegates.
The speakers, the venue, the city, the delegates – even the weather played a part in making the 2023 International Women in Policing Conference (IWPC2023) in Auckland unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Te Pūkenga and Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa have won their joint bid to host the International Council for Open and Distance Education’s (ICDE) 30th World Conference in Wellington in 2025. The win was announced at this year’s ICDE World Conference in Costa Rica.
Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington hosted a total of 758 conferences in the 2022/2023 year, including 541 multi-day events.
Punting on the Avon is re-opening their Worcester Bridge site for daily tours from this Wednesday.
The Napier War Memorial now has its essential elements back in place for the whole community to visit. It was reopened, after a significant rebuild, in August 2023 and rededicated to the fallen by Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise.
Located to the right of the main entrance to the Napier War Memorial Centre, the memorial creates a beautiful sanctuary in the centre of the city for everyone to enjoy.
The roll of honour plaques and eternal flame have been returned to the site. The plaques have been fully restored by an expert stonemason after each name was checked and researched by historians. The flame has been reinstated to a custom-made plinth on the upper pond.
New features include a ‘living roll’ with the names of the fallen and a QR-enabled link so people can discover more information about each name through their mobile phones. Ceiling panels along the ‘arrow head’ pavillion include some that are red to represent red poppies. A single purple panel is for the purple poppy associated with animals used in war such as dogs, horses and pigeons.
The 1955 floral clock has been restored by specialist horologists and returned to a location a few metres from its original home. It has been planted with flowers prepared in the Napier nursery including hundreds of pansys.
The Napier War Memorial creates a space that people can visit to take a moment, to remember and reflect, a place of tranquility and a wonderful addition to the Napier War Memorial Centre.
New Ballroom name honours original architect
To honour the original architect of the Napier War Memorial Centre, we're pleased to announce that the ballroom has been officially named Natusch Ballroom.
Guy Natusch was born and raised in Hawke’s Bay and had a life-long passion for Napier and its built environment. A third-generation architect, he worked in the family firm established in 1886. He was the architect of the original War Memorial Hall, opened in 1957 and many of the elements in the restored memorial reflect his designs.
The New Zealand Tourism Awards 2023 finalists have been announced The awards, presented by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), showcase and celebrate the very best of New Zealand tourism’s individual and business successes.
As Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington farewells the football frenzy that drew more than 230,000 fans to the city, it is looking to new goals, welcoming more than 40 notable multi-day conferences over the next few months.
Ocean Spa, Napier's premier heated pool and gym complex, reopened its doors to the public in May. Located next to the Napier War Memorial Centre, the facility offers conference and event delegates a delightful retreat just steps away from their venue, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
This Wednesday, Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere's largest agricultural event will open its gates for the 55th year. This year marks a significant milestone as it will be the first time since 2019 that the borders will be fully open, allowing for a global exchange of ideas and innovations.
New rail-based tourism packages will encourage people to get out and explore the West Coast.
With the much-anticipated convention centre in Auckland’s city centre nearing completion, the NZICC is looking to bolster the global Business Events Industry by developing a multi-year leadership programme in partnership with the International Association for Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO).
Wellington is continuing to build its advocate programme to support the city in attracting international conferences, with the addition of five new ambassadors in key fields, from health to earth science and design.
Celebrity Speakers NZ (a part of the Saxton Group) has been named on the 2023 Financial Review AFR Boss Best Places to Work List!
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland will be a focal point for advancing women in engineering as New Zealand hosts the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit (ILS) for the first time this December.
As New Zealand’s business events sector (and tourism in general) enters a new phase of post pandemic development, it is important that people receive training that suits their level of experience in the industry.
New Zealand will host major global communications conference the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in 2024, the first time in almost 30 years the event will take place in the Southern Hemisphere.
ICMS Australasia (ICMSA) has expanded its geographic footprint and opened an office in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Queenstown Lakes regenerative tourism strategy is officially under way following the unanimous endorsement of the Queenstown Lakes District Councillors at a full council meeting today.
Next time you enjoy a freshly baked muffin at one of H3’s venues you can do so knowing you’re also helping the environment.