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Sunday 15 March 2020 | 4:00pm
Press Release


LiveFit Health & Fitness Festival Postponed


With the recent developments on COVID-19 including the NZ travel restriction announcement yesterday and an impending large event/mass gathering ban expected over the next few days, it is with extreme regret that we announce that we have no choice but to postpone LiveFit Festival.  

The situation is evolving and these travel restrictions directly affect the event with all overseas guests and some businesses no longer able to attend due to self-isolation being required for a period of 14 days on arrival. We also feel it is no longer wise or safe to continue as planned.

Jono Ridler, LiveFit Festival Managing Director says, "There will be many events in the same position. It's a very unfortunate time for the events industry who are all feeling it. To say we're devastated would be an understatement. I think if any event plans to continue now though, given the way this is unfolding, they are not reading the situation well and are putting all those involved at risk". 

Set to be the biggest health, fitness and wellness event NZ has ever seen, LiveFit Health & Fitness Festival brought together over 80 brands, 40+ international and local guests (including Dan Conn, Kirsty Godso, Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw, Ruben Wiki, Nikki Ralston, Buffy Ellen & more) and over 70 experiences across 2 days including 35+ workouts, live cooking demos, seminars, workshops and more. An event that showcases healthy lifestyles to Kiwis of any fitness level in an engaging and interactive way.

"As soon as the announcement was made by Jacinda Ardern, we instantly knew we had to make the call and started to work through our next steps to ensure we let everyone know swiftly to avoid any further stress or costs", says Jono Ridler.

The new dates are 13-14 March 2021. "Whilst this seems far away, we don't feel comfortable with the level of uncertainty with how this situation is developing to hold it any earlier", he says. "The reality is with all going on, we really don't know and we don't want to take that risk". 

All tickets purchased or won through various competitions are valid for new dates and will be reissued in the next 7-14 days with the new dates.

Any further updates will be provided via our website, email subscriber database and social media.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but this is an unprecedented situation and something that is completely out of our control". 

For any enquiries please contact us at hello@livefit.co.nz

Thank you for your understanding,
LiveFit Health & Fitness Festival Management


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