Here at Nelson Tasman Major Events, we want to help ensure that your event is nothing short of extraordinary.

We exist to assist organisers with event funding applications, help you access purpose-fit event support services, give you guidance around event development and promotion and offer suggestions to create a memorable Nelson Tasman experience for your attendees.

Based in the Mahitahi Colab, the Major Events programme is a free service offered by the Nelson Regional Development Agency. Connected right at the heart of the business community, we can help create comprehensive solutions to ensure your event is a success, including advice on suitable venues, suppliers, transport providers, accommodation options, activities and support services that meet your specific needs.

The Nelson Regional Development Agency also administers the Nelson City Council Events Fund, which has a vision of delivering events that strengthen the region and its identity, stimulate a prosperous, vibrant and engaged community and deliver value at the right time. To find out more about the event fund criteria and application process and what’s available to make your event extraordinary, you can get in contact with our Events Liaison below.

Rebecca is the first port of call for advice on hosting events in Nelson Tasman, whether the event is a completely new concept or an existing event needing some improvement. With thorough knowledge and understanding of all things events, Rebecca’s first-hand experience with the 21,000 attendee All Blacks test match, mass participation secondary school events and international cricket has enabled her to give impartial advice on the best solutions and reputable providers.

With a background in sales and food marketing, as well as volunteer work in the areas of education, child health and sport, Rebecca is the go-to gal for ideas on virtually anything, whether that's the best food carts in the region or key contacts in particular sectors. 

If you are applying for events funding through the Nelson City Council Events Fund, Rebecca has a thorough understanding of the funding criteria and is best placed to help you navigate that process.

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