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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.

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  • News release | 6 Dec 2016

    The seventh edition of the Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar has Christmas coming early for those in the know with a raft of local food, coffee, shopping and activities deals waiting to be discovered.

  • News release | 5 Dec 2016

    It’s set to be a bumper events season in the cultural capital, with alt rock legends the Pixies the latest to announce a visit to Wellington this summer, playing TSB Bank Arena on 10 March 2017.

  • News release | 29 Nov 2016

    An economic impact report co-commissioned by WREDA and WOW® indicates total visitor expenditure in Wellington driven by the 2016 World of WearableArt® Awards Show had increased since the 2013 report to over $25 million.

  • News release | 21 Nov 2016

    We spoke with Professor Sarb Johal, disaster mental health expert from Massey University, to get his advice for keeping well in Wellington after the recent earthquake. Please share these videos with any friends or family who may find them useful.

  • News release | 18 Nov 2016

    Wellington will welcome the inaugural visit of the Pacific Aria on Monday 21 November 2016. CentrePort Chief Executive Derek Nind says the cruise berth has been declared fit for operation, after the company suspended operations because of Monday’s earthquake. “We’re looking forward to welcoming passengers and crew of the 219-metre long Pacific Aria to our Harbourside Capital. Cruise ships make a significant contribution to the regional economy, making the visit particularly welcome at this time.”

  • News release | 17 Nov 2016

    Wellington is largely back to normal following the Kaikoura earthquake and stormy weather from earlier this week.

  • News release | 17 Nov 2016

    Wellingtonians are a resilient bunch, so despite an eventful week, we're largely back to normal with restaurants, cafes and bars open around the city.

  • News release | 17 Nov 2016

    Wellington is largely unaffected by the earthquakes in Kaikoura. The city is safe and we are continuing to welcome visitors to our city.

  • News release | 15 Nov 2016

    Wellington’s conference and business events hosting capacity has been barely affected by the Kaikoura earthquake, in what the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) is calling a testament to the sector’s resilience.

  • News release | 14 Nov 2016

    Following this morning’s earthquake in Kaikoura, local and international travellers planning on heading to Wellington will be welcomed by tourism operators with the city’s hotels, cafes, restaurants and the majority of tourism attractions open for business tomorrow (Tuesday 15 November), the region’s tourism body says.

  • News release | 14 Oct 2016

    Twelve students, ranging from a primary school pupil to a PhD student, are being acknowledged at the inaugural Wellington International Student Excellence Awards held at Parliament today.

  • News release | 30 Sep 2016

    Wellington film producer David Stubbs heads to London next month to take up an invitation-only opportunity to pitch a script based on Kiwi stage musical Daffodils to be made into a movie.

  • News release | 14 Sep 2016

    With one week to go until the arrival of the first Singapore Airlines Capital Express flight, travel trade specialists say the service will significantly diversify Wellington’s tourism market.

  • News release | 5 Sep 2016

    Wellington has scored a trio of large international conferences in the last two months, through successful collaboration between the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) , Tourism New Zealand and hosting organisations.

  • News release | 1 Sep 2016

    Cruise New Zealand’s latest economic impact report shows approximately 164,800 cruise ship passengers visited Wellington last summer, adding an estimated $58 million to the region’s economy.

  • News release | 30 Aug 2016

    Chief Executive Chris Whelan signalled that in the last financial year, WREDA has achieved a number of significant wins for Wellington's economy, at the same time as conducting a major amalgamation process.

  • News release | 28 Aug 2016

    The All Blacks’ victory in Wellington on Saturday night capped a spectacular season of top-level rugby entertainment in the capital, and a winning winter for Wellington’s economy.

  • News release | 25 Jul 2016

    A top Wellington post-production company has been selected by a Korean animation studio to work on a new preschool fantasy adventure series, Nori Roller Coaster Boy – with help from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).

  • News release | 22 Jun 2016

    The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) welcomed the report from industry body NZTech published yesterday, which highlights the value of the sector to the region’s economy.

  • News release | 1 Jun 2016

    A new programme to prepare international students for working in New Zealand workplaces has proved valuable to the first Wellington cohort.

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