29 Sep 2022

Auckand events group low on funding

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 29 September 2022

Covid-19 restrictions have eased, the border's open to tourists, it's the summer Auckland's been waiting for - but there's a big hole in the promotions budget.

Economic development agency Tataki Auckland Unlimited is short close to $20 million and is asking local businesses to contribute to a marketing fund.

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Photo: Daniel Lee

The agency plans to raise at least half a million dollars, but that's a drop in the ocean compared to the hundreds of millions being spent across the Tasman.

Amy Williams has the story.