Raising the stakes: gaming chief to lead $40m rebate scheme

Raising the stakes: gaming chief to lead $40m rebate scheme
Chantelle Cole was Dinosaur Polo Club chief executive until late 2023. (Image: Supplied)
John Anthony
The former head of an award-winning gaming company has been named to lead a $40 million-a-year government scheme to help New Zealand’s game development industry to grow.Chantelle Cole, formerly of the Wellington-based Dinosaur Polo Club studio, starts this week as programme director of the game development sector rebate scheme.How it worksThe Labour government provided the funding for the scheme in its 2023 Budget.Eligible firms can claim rebates on expenses at a rate of 20%.These will be capped at $3m a year and the minimum qualifyi...

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