Major Auckland events which bring new money into the city and help create a vibrant lifestyle could be eligible for a slice of $900,000. If your event happens between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, then apply for the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) contestable fund. The deadline is December 12 at 5pm. ATEED aims for a regional return on investment for Auckland of $49 million and 170,000 visitor nights. Go to aucklandnz.com/ sponsorship for details.