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Chapter 8 Portfolio of Major Events in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-91-8-4202

ISBN: 978-1-911396-91-8

Published: September 2019

Component type: chapter

Published in: Event Portfolio Management

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-911396-91-8-4260



The overall purpose of this chapter is to analyse the inter-relations between institutional arrangements, event policy frameworks and applied portfolio approaches. The chapter aims to explore the influence of the public sector institutional and policy environments on the realisation of portfolio approaches in three cities in New Zealand, Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. The cities have a core national status (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, 2012) in terms of economic, political and socio-cultural share, and represent a variety of different contexts. Auckland is located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the largest urban area in the country with a population of 1,415,500. It contains around 190 ethnic groups. Auckland is New Zealand’s principle business centre and accounts for 35.3% of New Zealand’s GDP as major national gateway for imports and exports (Statistics New Zealand, 2014). It is the most visited tourist destination in New Zealand, attracting around 70% of all visitors to the country (aucklandnz.com, n.d.). Auckland has been recognised in different international comparative studies such as Mercer Quality of Living Survey is 2015 and 2018, where it was ranked the third most liveable city in the world (Mercer, 2015, 2018).

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Antchak, Ziakas & Getz, 2019

Antchak, V., Ziakas, V. & Getz, D. (2019) "Chapter 8 Portfolio of Major Events in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin" In: Antchak, V., Ziakas, V. & Getz, D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-911396-91-8-4202


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