Other Useful Resources
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New Zealand Government works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance.
Run an alcohol-free event
Thinking of running an event for young people, by young people, or an all-ages community event. Make it a Good Vibes event, which is fun and alcohol-free.
A guide for running alcohol-free event has been produced by Alcohol.org in association with the Health Promotion Agency.
To find out more about running successful alcohol-free events, check out The Good Vibes Guide.
Housie, raffles and games of chance
Advice from the New Zealand Police
Many community groups use some form of gambling to raise funds. Activities such as housie, raffles, lotteries and games of chance must comply with the Gambling Act 2003. These activities are placed into class 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of money involved.
For more information on this, head here: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-community/housie-raffles/games-chance
Fireworks / Outdoor pyrotechnics display compliance certificates
If you are holding an outdoor pyrotechnic display, you need to have an outdoor pyrotechnic display compliance certificate for the event. An application form and supporting documentation must be submitted to a compliance certifier approved for issuing pyrotechnic display compliance certificates.
For more information, head here: https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/hazardous-substances/certification-authorisation-approvals-and-licensing/outdoor-pyrotechnic-display-compliance-certificates/