Events Transition Support Payment scheme (ETSP)

The country is now operating under the COVID-19 protection framework (CPF). The Events Transition Support Payment (ETSP) scheme is designed to provide assurance to organisers of large-scale events, so they can continue organising our much anticipated events over 2022.

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General events

The ETSP has provided sufficient certainty to incentivise many large-scale events to go ahead and continue organising events over the 2021/2022 summer period. The scheme is now extended for eligible events, including business events, scheduled to begin between 4 April 2022 until 31 January 2023.

Business events

Business events are a large and important contributor to the events industry and attract high value visitors to New Zealand’s regions and main centres. They provide frequent sources of revenue for convention centres and venues not commonly used for other large-scale events. Business events with at least 200 attendees are now included in the ETSP from 4 April 2022.

Terms and Conditions

Events Transition Support Payment scheme Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 23 March 2022