Event Assistance

Experience Mid Tourism Events

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism is more than happy to provide assistance to any individual or group planning an event, function, or convention in Mid Canterbury. This assistance may include:

  • Supplying images from our photo library for promotional material
  • Banners, posters, DVD & powerpoint presentations to promote Mid Canterbury prior to and during the event
  • Presentation folders and visitor guides for delegate/welcome packs
  • Corporate gifts for guest speakers
  • Information and assistance with bidding documents
  • Accommodation contacts, capacity figures, booking service
  • Day trip itineraries
  • Community Event Funding Grants
  • Contact details for services available in Mid Canterbury
  • Event Promotion 

Mid Canterbury Events Planning Guide

Are you planning an event, concert or conference in Mid Canterbury? How about having a look at the below documents to assist you with:

  • Developing the idea
  • Planning the event
  • Bringing it all together
  • Licenses, permits and other council requirements
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Funding and sponsorship
  • Event checklists
  • Mid Canterbury venues for hire
  • Templates for Health & Safety Plans, Risk Management and Emergancy procedures
  • Contact lists for local services and media
  • Budget example

If you are unable to download these docuements and require a copy, please contact Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism to retrieve a copy.

Adobe Acrobat DocumentEvent Planning Guide
Adobe Acrobat Document, 2.58 MB


 Community Events Funding Grants

The Ashburton District Council believes it has a role to play in supporting community events to foster community identity, participation and to encourage the use of community facilities. Each year the Ashburton District Council sets aside a specific sum of money for the Community Events Funding Grants.

The Ashburton District Tourism Development Board administers the Community Events Funding Grants scheme on behalf of the council with the recommendation that the fund be utilised for a specific cost for establishing new events, but at the Ashburton District Tourism Development Board’s discretion may be applied to a specific cost for existing  and /or one-off events.

The purpose of the Community Events Funding Grants is to support events that clearly demonstrate economic and community benefit to Mid Canterbury. These events should provide a national profile and/or attract significant numbers of visitors to Mid Canterbury and have wide public appeal.


Adobe Acrobat DocumentEvent Criteria
Adobe Acrobat Document, 1.07 MB
Adobe Acrobat DocumentApplication Form
Adobe Acrobat Document, 1.04 MB
Adobe Acrobat DocumentFinal Written Report
Adobe Acrobat Document, 649 KB
Microsoft Word DocumentApplication Form
Microsoft Word Document, 468 KB
Microsoft Word DocumentFinal Written Report
Microsoft Word Document, 288 KB

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism Event Assistance

Experience Mid Canterbury Tourism provides assistance to event organisers to facilitate, coordinate, motivate and develop events to ensure maximum economic and community benefit to Mid Canterbury. Please feel free to contact:

Phone: 64 3 308 2669
Fax: 64 3 308 2665
Email: admin@MidCanterburyNZ.com