As noted in our article “Three Key Steps to Get Your School Ready for Fundraising in 2017”, some of the most attractive incentives are linked to one-of-a-kind events.

You can compile a list of local events that are particularly relevant to your school community, but here are some NZ events that you might be able to leverage to support your activities:

Election Year
2017 is Election Year and as a result local MPs will be willing to go the extra mile to get noticed and connect with constituents. You may be able to entice an MP to become involved in a fundraising event. Alternatively, if your school is near a polling booth, you may be able to take advantage of foot traffic on the day with stalls or even a school fair. Just be sure to observe relevant electoral law related to activity near polling stations.

In March 2017, the British government is planning to begin the two-year process of formally extracting itself from the European Community.

That might provide the opportunity for a market day linked to British-themed produce and art.

Touring Artists
Several major artists have already been announced as coming to New Zealand in 2017, including:

  • Bruce Springsteen (February)
  • Adele (March)
  • Justin Bieber (March)
  • Green Day (May)
  • Seinfeld (August)

Sporting Events
Major sporting promotions planned for 2017:

  • World Masters Games (April)
  • British Lions Rugby Tour (June)
  • World Junior Squash Champs (July)
  • Rugby League World Cup (Oct-Dec)
  • Whitewater XL (Nov)

Movie Premieres
Upcoming movies for 2017 (release dates of subject to change) that might provide special preview night opportunities include:

Lego Batman Movie
The Great Wall

Kong: Skull Island
Beauty and the Beast
Power Rangers
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Ghost in the Shell

Smurfs: The Lost Village
Fast 8

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Wonder Woman
The Mummy
Toy Story 4
Captain Underpants

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Spiderman Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes

Lego Ninjago Movie

Blade Runner 2049

Justice League

Star Wars Episode VIII

Please note: these movies are yet to be rated, you will need to ensure that their content is suitable for your school audience.