Event News – March 2022

To keep you up to date with what’s happening in the world of events, The Organiser has put together a few highlights from around New Zealand and across the world.

As well as links to the latest news, we hope you find articles that inspire your imagination, motivate you to keep learning and give you ideas that you can incorporate into your own events.

What’s going on locally?

Bay of Plenty – The inaugural Flavours of Plenty Festival is taking place from Thursday 7th April to Sunday 10th April 2022. Spanning Waihī beach, Te Puke, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Ōhope and Whakatāne, this festival will be a celebration of the Coastal Bay of Plenty’s world-class food scene. This year’s theme is “plentiful produce”, showcasing our horticultural heroes and weaving a powerful connection from our place to your plates.

The festival programme features a mouth-watering menu of events, from workshops and demonstrations, degustations and pop-ups, restaurant nights and themed in-house menus, cultural and māra kai (food garden) events.

Christchurch – The Long-awaited New Zealand round of Sail GP has been confirmed for 2023. The series has confirmed Lyttelton will host the maiden event as part of season three on March 18 and 19 next year.

WaikatoBalloons over Waikato took flight in March, with a change to how the event was delivered. Instead of attending the event as usual, people were encouraged to just look up to enjoy the spectacle.

AucklandRally New Zealand announced that the base for this year’s World Rally Championship event will be on Auckland’s waterfront, enabling motorsport fans to get up close to the cars and feel the action. The rally will take place September 29 to October 2.

What’s happening in NZ?

COVID-19 – Some relief for organisers this month as restrictions are lightened. One of the biggest changes is for outdoor events, which will now not be limited by size. For the most up to date information on how Covid-19 restrictions effect events in New Zealand, we recommend you go to the New Zealand Event Association’s website.

New Zealand is currently hosting the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The event will see a total of 31 matches played across 6 venues including the Bay Oval at Mount Manganiu, University Oval in Dunedin, Basin Reserve in Wellington, Seddon Park in Hamilton, Eden Park in Auckland and Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Christchurch will hold the final on Sunday April 3. This is the third time New Zealand has hosted the tournament.

What can we learn from overseas?

Scotland – The return of live performance is being celebrated in a two-week festival which will also look at the future of the performing arts. The Wonder Festival is a new event that invites audiences behind the curtains of the creative process to step into the world of the artist. It will be held at Edinburgh’s Lyceum, which will see an eclectic programme of work including rehearsed readings, scratch performances, creative workshops and talks.

Wales – The Welsh have always been able to create a great atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, and they did so again when the Wales football team played in a World Cup qualifier against Austria. In the build up to the game, they sung Yma o Hyd, a song that has special significance as it is about the survival of Welsh culture and language. Enjoy…

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