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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.

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  • News release | 4 Apr 2017

    More than 48,000 international candidates have completed submissions in the hope of joining Wellington’s booming tech sector, via the LookSee Wellington programme.

  • News release | 29 Mar 2017

    Wellington’s latest domestic tourism campaign showcases the creative events and vibrant nightlife that will light up the capital this winter.

  • 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 | 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 | 12 Apr 2016

    Holidaymakers flocked to the capital in record numbers this summer, thanks to sustained high temperatures and an exceptional programme of major events.

  • News release | 17 Feb 2016

    An influx of visitors for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will see economic benefits spread throughout the region, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Chief Executive Chris Whelan says.

  • News release | 15 Feb 2016

    Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Chief Executive Chris Whelan hailed last week’s annual Webstock conference, which celebrated its 10th ‘birthday’ in Wellington, as a great success.

  • News release | 23 Sep 2015

    Wellington is preparing to host one of its biggest and most colourful events on the cultural calendar – the World of WearableArt™Awards Show.

  • News release | 31 Aug 2015

    Over the last seven years, the annual Visa Wellington On a Plate culinary festival has helped lead a transformation of one of Wellington’s quietest months, and been an invaluable enabler for the local food and beverage sector.

  • News release | 26 Mar 2015

    Wellington’s economic development agency is thrilled to see a strong result from the region’s high-tech businesses with eight Wellington-based companies named as finalists in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards.

  • News release | 23 May 2014

    Wellington is delivering a clear message that it is New Zealand’s number one craft beer destination at Australia’s premier beer festival this weekend.

  • News release | 7 May 2014

    Wellington Open Day is back and offering yet another golden opportunity for residents to get to know their city.

  • News release | 30 Apr 2014

    The Wellington Phoenix will make history when they host two English Premier League for the first time in July 2014.

  • News release | 16 Apr 2014

    An array of kick-off times in Wellington to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.

  • News release | 17 Mar 2014

    More than 10,000 international visitors are expected to travel to New Zealand for the tournament, which attracts an international television audience of over 170 million.

  • News release | 17 Mar 2014

    The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city.

  • News release | 6 Mar 2014

    High-flying, hard-hitting and straight shooting; elite players of all kinds will be converging on Wellington for a series of massive multi-code sporting clashes over the coming months. Fans who thrive on the big game atmosphere can choose from rugby, football, netball, AFL and athletics – or a combination – for a sporting Wellington weekend. You can’t lose!

  • News release | 6 Mar 2014

    As Wellington Fashion Week returns to the capital for its third year this April, it’s the perfect time to fill your day with retail therapy, and your suitcase with beautiful new things, on a weekend getaway Wellington-style.

  • News release | 27 Feb 2014

    Chinese philosopher Kong Fuzi (Confucius) once said “Wherever you go; go with all your heart”. As the National Museum of China prepares to send a prestigious double exhibition to Te Papa, we take a look at the fusion of East Asian flavours and experiences you can find in the capital for a long weekend you’ll absolutely positively love.

  • News release | 26 Feb 2014

    An independent Market and Economic Assessment, jointly commissioned by Wellington City Council and WOW, shows $22.6m poured into the local economy during the two-week 2013 WOW season – an increase of more than $7.5m on 2009.