$200k went . . .
Total cost to council: $192,511 Wages for council staff: $25,270
Advertising: $56,613 Putting on RWC related events: $102,050 The biggest single cost involved in the hosting role was providing entertainment during events – which was $81,071. Lakes Leisure, where teams trained and held public training sessions, paid a total of $121,530 for its hosting role. Lakes Leisure is a council controlled company. The combined total to the council and Lakes Leisure was $314,041, but $117,721 was recouped by sources such as Destination Rugby World Cup, Destination Queenstown and community grants – bringing the combined net cost down to $196,320.