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Government Announces Smaller Version Of ACT’s Major Events Fund

Two and a half months after ACT first proposed a Major Events Insurance Fund, the Government has finally come on board with a similar, but much smaller scheme,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“This is another win for ACT, after Jacinda agreed to visit Auckland and announced our Freedom Day.

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“The events industry is in turmoil, that’s why in August ACT proposed a $50 million fund that would cover events with 500 people of more.

“Today the Government has announced a fund that covers events with 5000 people – leaving aside many smaller events.

“The Government has left this industry full of uncertainty for months and taken far too long to come up with a scheme.

“Like most of the Government’s response to COVID-19, ACT has been serval steps ahead of the Government.

“While we welcome the Government finally doing something for the sector, it’s stingy and comes months too late.”

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