Bring your event to the region like no other
Whether you’re looking at bringing a business event for 100 people to Taranaki or an event that attracts thousands, Taranaki is a region that will not disappoint.
The region offers a magical mix of welcoming venues from a theatre stage or old dairy factory to city-based hotel conference rooms and venues with fresh air and sea views. For large-scale events consider the iconic Bowl of Brooklands, TSB Showplace, or the TSB Hub in Hāwera.
Taranaki is easily accessible from the main centres and has ample accommodation including boutique hotels, corporate motels and we are well represented by the main hotel chains.
Taranaki is just far enough away to make your event memorable and is well worth staying a bit longer outside of the event dates to enjoy all the region has to offer – the maunga, the sea, the gardens, the parks, the galleries, and museums.
Talk to us about our undiscovered, unique and easily accessed destination and the range of options available to ensure your event is like no other.
We can provide impartial information and advice on venues, accommodation, transport options, activity and service providers; arrange destination familiarisations, assist in developing partner programmes, supply regional images and information – and much more. Get in touch using the link below.
Taranaki Convention Bureau
The Taranaki Convention Bureau is a partnership-based business unit within Taranaki. We are dedicated to marketing and promoting Taranaki as a business events destination.
Our goal is to help business event planners, buyers, and conference and incentive professionals develop successful events and find unique experiences and locations with the right venues and activities. Contact one of our team today and take advantage of our free services to ensure your next conference or event is a great success.
Major Events Fund
A major event is defined as 'An event of national, cultural, social and economic significance'.
Venture Taranaki attracts, hosts, and invests in Major Events on behalf of the Taranaki region.
Major events have the potential to bring economic, social, cultural, and marketing exposure benefits to the District.
Our strategic investment into Major Events contributes to the vibrancy and life of the region, attracting visitors, stimulating economic activity, and raising our region’s profile both nationally and internationally - leaving a positive legacy for the wider community.
The annual portfolio of Major Events will support a diverse range of events across the calendar year and across the region. These include a mix of arts, music, cultural and sporting events.
The Major Events funding round is supported by funding from the Taranaki Regional Events Fund.
Regional Events Fund
As part of the Government’s Tourism Recovery Package, a $47.75 million Regional Events Fund (REF) was made available to the nine International Marketing Alliance (IMAs) groupings of Regional Tourism Organisations. The purpose of the REF is to stimulate inter and intra-regional visitation through funding events that will encourage expenditure missed by international visitor markets.
The Western North Island IMA consists of Taranaki, Whanganui and Manawatu. Together the three regions were allocated $1 million over the four-year duration of the fund.