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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 22 Jun 2018
John Heaven, 87, is considered an angel by the Wellington Cruise Ambassadors (WCA) team who give up their own time to ensure cruise ship passengers have a great time in the Capital – but more volunteers are needed.
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 | 25 May 2018
Stop panicking Rhys. New Zealand is back on world maps thanks to Wellington being named the best city in the world to live.
News release | 3 May 2018
Wellingtonians will have enhanced connections with the world since Singapore Airlines began its new Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore route last week.
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.
News release | 22 Feb 2018
Lord of the Rings characters and Waitangi Day celebrations may sound like an unlikely mix but it's what 2.4 million viewers of Australia's Sunrise breakfast TV show enjoyed over Waitangi weekend.
News release | 30 Nov 2017
After the challenges of last year’s earthquake-affected summer, Wellington is looking forward to hitting new tourism heights as the peak season gets underway.
News release | 18 Aug 2017
It’s been just over a month since the LookSee Wellington week, when 93 LookSee finalists from around the world had job interviews for skills shortage roles with Wellington employers. So far, 64 of the 93 tech specialists have either accepted job offers or are in discussion/negotiation with Wellington employers.
News release | 19 Jul 2017
US actress Bryce Dallas Howard is telling the world of her love for Wellington as part of a new tourism campaign.
News release | 18 May 2017
Thousands of rugby supporters are expected to gather at Wellington’s official waterfront Fan Zone when the British & Irish Lions hit Wellington – where fans can also become part of a Guinness World Record attempt.
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 | 24 Jan 2017
Today the famed Museum Art Hotel changes name following more than a $12m makeover, to QT Museum Wellington. This is the first New Zealand location for the boutique design- driven hotel collection QT Hotels & Resorts.
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 | 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 | 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 | 10 Apr 2016
Following on from a bumper summer season, New Zealand's ultimate urban destination is calling on the country to make the most of their winter by ensuring that every day doesn't become everyday.
News release | 2 Mar 2016
New Zealand’s secret is well and truly out after guided tours of Wellington-based Weta Workshop’s filmmaking facilities were listed as one of the top 10 film studio tours in the world.
News release | 20 Jan 2016
Singapore Airlines’ announcement of a new long haul service connecting Wellington to Singapore via Canberra is a game changer for the region’s economy, says Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Chief Executive Chris Whelan.