What does this mean for events?

​​The wellbeing of our community and our team ​are our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the advice from the Government and Ministry of Health and will be updating our website as new information becomes available. ​​​

Alert Level 3

Can I hold an event?
Gatherings of up to 10 people can go ahead, but only for:

  • Weddings and civil union ceremonies
  • Funerals and tangihana

​What is happening with citizenship ceremonies?
We are currently working with the Department of Internal Affairs on possible options for citizenship. These include: smaller ceremonies, more frequent ceremonies, virtual ceremony options. Until these have been thoroughly investigated, candidates will continue to receive their certificates directly from DIA.

If my event was permitted before the onset of COVID-19, do I need to reapply?
If you event was permitted prior to COVID-19 you will need to email cityevents@hcc.govt.nz to advise that your event will now go ahead. In that email you will need to provide details of how the event will provide the appropriate health and safety measures.

Are we able to use Council parks and open spaces to hold an event?
Yes, if you have the appropriate event permit and can confirm that your event meets the gatherings and evens criteria above.

Page reviewed: 03 Oct 2021 2:10pm