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Rugby World Cup 2011—Benefits to New Zealand

Tuesday 22 November 2005 Hansard source (external site)

Hughes2. DARREN HUGHES (Labour—Otaki) Link to this
to the Minister for Sport and Recreation

What will be the benefits to New Zealand of hosting the Rugby World Cup 2011?

MallardHon TREVOR MALLARD (Minister for Sport and Recreation) Link to this

Hosting the Rugby World Cup will be positive, not only for New Zealand rugby but also because the tournament will deliver significant economic benefits and tourism spin-offs. It is estimated that it will attract around 60,000 extra visitors to New Zealand, will generate an extra $400 million for the economy, and result in an extra tax take exceeding $90 million.

HughesDarren Hughes Link to this

What additional exposure does he expect New Zealand to gain from hosting the Rugby World Cup?

MallardHon TREVOR MALLARD Link to this

In addition to the extra visitors we expect to visit New Zealand, television-viewing numbers for the last world cup were 3.4 billion. That will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase New Zealand. However, I regret to inform the member that it will almost certainly not focus on the Courtesy Ford Levin Domain, notwithstanding that member’s representations.

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