Other Useful Resources

New Zealand Events Association (NZEA)

The New Zealand Events Association (NZEA) is your independent events industry body: leading, celebrating and standing up for every aspect of the events sector.

Our 1000+ members enjoy access to education and development programmes, advice, networking opportunities and professional resources to inspire a world-class events industry.


New Zealand Major Events

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

Worksafe NZ

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/