Meeting Newz Industry Event 3 April 2020 - Postponed

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Industry Event day until further notice.

Tourism Media Group is excited to announce our Inaugural Industry Event Day to be held at Wairakei Resort in Taupo on 3 April 2020.

The purpose of the day is to bring industry peers together to meet on a professional and personal level. It's to encourage discussion on topical issues in the industry and to put forward ideas or recommendations in a open forum using Meeting Newz as a mouthpiece. It's also to have a whole lot of fun!

We are delighted to have AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy, HukaFalls Jet, Chris Jolly Outdoors, Peek Exhibition and Eventrent join the list of sponsors.  With their generous support we now have plenty of fun activities for attendees to choose from.

It's free to register, activities, lunch and dinner are all included. There will be a cash bar in the evening.

Wairakei Resort Taupo is offering a super industry special rate of $145 including GST and breakfast single occupancy, $185 including GST for a twin share room and breakfast so please book your accommodation in early. 

Industry Day schedule:

11am: Arrival and Welcome

11.30am: Industry Conversation

An open floor discussion which will be facilitated and gives guests the opportunity to put forward thoughts around industry issues and ideas to further promote the business events industry in New Zealand.

1pm: Break for Lunch.

1.45pm: Attendees to gather for activity options ( Nine Hole Golf, Jet Boating with Huka Jet, Bungy Jumping with AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy, The Events Group Level Up Activity and a Waikare charter cruise with Christ Jolly Outdoors) 

2pm: Activities Start

4.45-5pm: Guests to meet at Fairways Restaurant, Wairakei Resort for Charity auction and round up of the day.

6pm onwards: BBQ, cash bar and live band.

Please note this is subject to change.

Tourism Media Group would like to thank the following sponsors:


Wairakei Resort Taupo offers excellent service, comfortable accommodation and plenty of leisure facilities amid the forested slopes of Wairakei Thermal Valley in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island. You can enjoy golf on our nine-hole course, play tennis on floodlit courts and visit the fitness centre for a game of squash. Two geothermally heated swimming pools and six outdoor hot tubs are complemented by an on-site spa.


There’s a reason that New Zealand’s most influential brands and highest profile events chose us to create unforgettable experiences for their audiences: We think outside the ordinary.

We are the only agency in New Zealand that combines world-class Kiwi talent, our own high performing audio visual solutions and the creative vision of leading industry minds to create bespoke events that speak volumes for your brand.


At Team Up Events, we deliver customised Corporate Team Building experiences that Challenge and Inspire staff to work together so that they can Achieve their goals.

As the New Zealand partner to Catalyst Global, we have exclusive access to an extensive range of innovative and leading-edge corporate Team Building experiences that are internationally proven.

Team Up Events' Corporate Team Building programmes create value through inspiring moments of togetherness, unity, and teamwork so that participants understand and appreciate their individual importance and collective value to your organisation.


At The Events Group, we’re corporate event and Team Building experts with over 26 years of experience.

 Our core areas of service include: 

- Event Management 

- Team Building 

- Event Theming 

Our purpose is to provide a professional event service. We pride ourselves on our ability to package an entire event and minimise the hassle! Our team can manage the whole event or take care of key components.


AJ Hackett Taupo Bungy & Swing

Toes over the edge, you’re about to leap from New Zealand’s only cliff-top bungy.  The cantilevered platform positions you high out and over the crystal clear waters of the Waikato River- where you can jump solo or tandem with a friend.  Choose to be dunked or go dry, however you take the plunge, this is an adrenalin-fuelled thrill you’ll never forget.

Taupo Bungy & Swing are located at 202 Spa Road in Taupo – in the North Island of New Zealand.  Hop on public transport, hire a campervan, or carpool with some mates.  There’s ample parking on-site how ever you decide to travel.


HukaFalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet commenced operation in November 1990 as Huka Jet, with one boat and a driver relocating from Shotover Jet in Queenstown to a small wooden shed on the banks of the Waikato River, 700 metres upstream from its current location. In this first year of operation Huka Jet carried around 1,200 passengers.

In 1998, Huka Jet relocated to a site adjacent to the Prawn Farm, now known as Huka Prawn Park. A purpose-built building and new two-berth jetty were built on site and opened in December of that year.

Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and secured its position as one of the leading tourism businesses in the Taupo region and one of the leading jet boat companies in New Zealand’s North Island.


Escape… Explore… Experience… With Chris Jolly Outdoors

Come create experiences to remember with Chris Jolly Outdoors, Lake Taupo’s premier outdoor experience operator. We are a family run business, passionate about providing ultimate outdoor experiences to customers for almost 40 years. Take a scenic cruise on Lake Taupo, hire a private charter, fly fish, bike, hike and hunt with the best guides in the region,  or organise a corporate function. Whatever you choose, know that you will be well looked after.


Welcome to Peek Exhibition, established in 1927 and still family owned and operated.

Peek Exhibition is the total exhibition trade show, trade display services, experiential brand activation services supplier to conference organisers, exhibitors and marketers nationally and internationally. 

We believe our exhibition and trade display experience is the most important component of our proposition to our customers and what identifies Peek Exhibition from its competitors. 

Our team’s combined exhibit experience of over 300 years delivers both youthful enthusiasm and contemporary creativity, combined with practical trades experience and initiative. Combined with our commitment to excellence, we will ensure your expectations are met or exceeded.


Whether you are planning a themed corporate event, a glamorous black tie dinner or a cocktail function, Eventrent has it covered!  We take pride in creating memorable events and occasions that push the boundaries and most importantly, honour your brand.   
Experience stunning centrepieces, artistic floristry, beautiful linens and lighting all designed to create captivating spaces. Should you want more, let us transform your entire venue incorporating your brand or theme, without compromising on style.




TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION PLEASE CONTACT WAIRAKEI RESORT RESERVATIONS: reservations@wairakei.co.nz and quote event code: Meeting Newz.