Event advice

The Council can give advice on how to run your event and manage street closures.

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Get Council support for your event


Major events

The Council's Events team promotes, funds and supports major events in the city. The team also produces and delivers major Council events such as Summer City, Diwali and the Sky Show.

Contact the Events Development Advisor for information on:

  • funding support for major events from the Events Development Fund
  • marketing and promotion of major events
  • logistical and venue support
  • help with feasibility studies and event bids
  • advice on event planning, management and risk management
  • coordination and facilitation of events.

Lauren Fantham
Events Development Advisor

Phone: (04) 803 8260
Email: lauren.fantham@wcc.govt.nz

Help for organisers of community events

If you're an organiser of a community event or programme, you can get advice and training from the Council's specialist staff.

Contact the Arts or Recreation Advisor for more information on:

  • funding and resource availability
  • organising programmes and events
  • training in community programmes and event management
  • equipment available for hire.

Community Arts Advisor

Phone: (04) 385 1929
Fax: (04) 385 3987
Email: arts@wcc.govt.nz

Community Recreation Advisor

Phone: (04) 801 8015
Fax: (04) 801 3635
Email: recreation@wcc.govt.nz

Community Events Administrator

Phone: (04) 499 4444
Email: events@wcc.govt.nz