Council to fund major events in Kāpiti
Five events, each with a distinctly Kāpiti flavour, are set to receive funding from the Council’s Major Events Fund.
The international music festival Coastella, Māoriland Film Festival, Ōtaki Kite Festival and Kāpiti Food Fair will all receive funding to grow and develop their signature events.
The Council is also funding the development of FFFLAIR, an international horticultural festival which is expected to debut in Kāpiti in 2020.
Kevin Black, Acting Group Manager, Strategy and Planning, says the fund is available to support events that attract visitors to Kāpiti and showcase the many things our district has to offer.
“The events stood out as great opportunities to put us on the map and give visitors, who make a big contribution to our economy, a taste of the Kāpiti experience.”
“The organisers of each event have been given funding for a specific purpose, such as to help them with marketing, planning, organising or the logistics of the event itself.
“It’s a great mix of events, with huge cultural variety. We’re proud to be supporting them.”
The Fund was established in 2015, providing up to $160,000 per year to help develop and grow key signature events in Kāpiti.
Kāpiti Food Fair - 1 December 2018 (gate sales available)
Ōtaki Kite Festival - 16-17 February 2019
Coastella Music Festival - 23 February 2019 - Tickets on sale this month
Māoriland Film Festival - 20-24 March 2019
Māoriland Film Festival $50,000
Ōtaki Kite Festival $20,000
Coastella Music Festival $50,000
The Kāpiti Food Fair $10,000
Total Funding Allocation $160,000