It’s currently held every two years, and attracts world-class performers. The “off-year” leaves a gap in the city’s events calendar and means we are missing out on the economic and cultural returns from the quality events that the festival can attract.
We propose increasing our grant to the festival to allow it to grow its existing programme, attract new audiences, and develop more “off-year” events in the city.
We expect new events from 2015/16.
We have budgeted for an annual grant of $500,000 from 2015/16.
Alex Moore Park
An interactive children's garden
Te Motu Kairangi/Miramar Peninsula
National Hockey Stadium
Strengthening town centres (Tawa and Karori)
Our Natural Capital
More major events
A film museum
A War and Peace museum
An indoor concert arena
An ocean exploration centre
A convention centre
The New Zealand Festival
A city-wide cycling network
Bus priority network
Making buses more affordable
Vehicle network improvements