Five major events have been allocated grants totalling
$315,000 in the second round of funding under the Queenstown
Lakes District Council's Events Strategy, decided on Tuesday
and announced on Thursday.
The NZ Open Golf Championship received a grant of $100,000,
the Queenstown Marathon and Festival of Running received
$80,000, Warbirds Over Wanaka received $55,000, Challenge
Wanaka received $40,000, and the Queenstown Bike Festival
Twelve other events received grants of up to $9898.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden said the funding
enabled the council to reinvest in the community and the
council aimed to support new events or enable existing events
Applications for the next funding round will open on November