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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 26 Mar 2019
Kiwi music is the star attraction at Jim Beam Homegrown but spare a thought for what it takes to prepare Wellington’s waterfront so 20,000 fans can have a memorable experience.
News release | 18 Mar 2019
CentrePort’s record cruise ship season has hit a new milestone with the 100th vessel visiting Wellington – the first time the mark has been achieved in a season in the port’s history.
News release | 12 Mar 2019
Wairarapa is being increasingly recognised by tourists as an undiscovered gem and a new video tourism campaign targeting Australians aims to further boost visitor numbers to the region.
News release | 7 Mar 2019
Summer may have ended but the fun hasn’t with Wellington’s hot line-up of music, comedy and festivals set to continue thrilling locals and visitors alike.
News release | 19 Dec 2018
Experienced businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges has been named as the new chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).
News release | 7 Dec 2018
With the latest Wellington-made Hollywood blockbuster Mortal Engines about to be unleashed, a new report has revealed some of the stunning figures behind the region’s powerhouse screen sector.
News release | 5 Dec 2018
The Wellington region embraced the 30th edition of the World Of WearableArt Awards show with more businesses than ever before being involved in activities around the event.
News release | 3 Dec 2018
Wellington is set to light up this summer with one of its largest events schedules ever, with just four of the region’s biggest musical gigs and cultural experiences estimated to pump $51 million into the economy.
News release | 30 Nov 2018
A new Wellington regional project – Find your Wild - will lift the veil to make Wellington’s regional trails network more discoverable and accessible for those wanting to experience them on foot, bicycle, horseback, and e-bike.
News release | 1 Nov 2018
New research* has shown the value of Wellington’s international student education sector has hit $410 million a year for the Wellington regional economy and supports 3750 jobs.
News release | 1 Oct 2018
This weekend Wellington will be flooded with thousands of visitors ready to marvel at the 30th anniversary edition of the World of WearableArt Awards Show.
News release | 1 Oct 2018
Wellington is geared up for its biggest cruise ship season ever which will pour millions of dollars into the local economy.
News release | 21 Sep 2018
The Kāpiti Coast is emerging as one of New Zealand’s hottest eco-tourism destinations as the region looks to bolster its infrastructure and becomes more accessible to tourists.
News release | 3 Sep 2018
Wellington’s global star factor is on the rise after a year of storytelling contributed to $66 million worth of promotional editorial media coverage in the 12 months to July 2018.
News release | 16 Jul 2018
The number of Chinese visitors to central New Zealand is set to grow, following a new partnership between Wellington’s largest tourism organisations that will see a $2.5million funding boost to grow tourism to the region over the next five years.
News release | 15 Jun 2018
The All Blacks-France rugby test in Wellington on Saturday (16 June) will pack an economic punch of around $7 million to the regional economy.
News release | 7 Jun 2018
Kāpiti’s epic coastline, natural beauty, wildlife and culinary delights are being showcased to thousands of Australians this month in a new ad campaign.
News release | 31 May 2018
Aucklanders have long-liked to poke fun at Wellington’s refreshing wind. Today Wellington has finally responded with a front-page takeover of their most popular newspaper, which throws some shade back at the City of Sails.
News release | 16 Apr 2018
Wellington remains New Zealand’s main player in big screen film production according to the latest data from Statistics NZ.
News release | 5 Apr 2018
Visitor spending in the Wellington region has smashed through the annual $2.5 billion barrier for the first time as both international and domestic visitors flash the cash.