We work in partnership with organisations across the region in tourism, business, education and events

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WellingtonNZ takes a collaborative approach to our mahi, working together with a large range of private and public sector organisations to advance the economic, cultural and social prosperity across the region. Find out about some of our partnerships below. Get in touch to talk about how your organisation can partner with us.



The Wellington International Student Growth Programme (WISGP) is a multi-year initiative designed to increase the number of international fee-paying students in the region.

WellingtonNZ works with Wellington City Council, Education NZ and a consortium of regional education providers to deliver the programme, which was established in 2015.

WellingtonNZ’s role is to ensure international students who choose to study in Wellington have the resources they need to not just excel in their studies but also assist in them becoming fully-rounded adults. That includes ensuring they know what Wellington has to offer in terms of employment opportunities, entertainment, tourism sights and tours, and support networks.



WellingtonNZ works with a large number of tourism, accommodation and experience providers across the region, to help promote the best Wellington has to offer to both the travel trade and direct to consumers. 

Our tourism partnerships are about cementing Wellington as New Zealand's favourite weekend destination and ensuring international visitors include Wellington for at least two nights as part of a longer New Zealand holiday. We also work to ensure visitors eat local, shop local and explore all the joys the wider Wellington region has to offer whether that's the wineries of the Wairarapa, the trails of the Hutt Valley, family fun in Porirua or the charms of the Kāpiti Coast. 

If you want to be part of one of our tourism partnerships, get in touch with Jo Heaton



WellingtonNZ works closely with Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand's Innovation Agency. Callaghan Innovation partners with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth. 

If you think you or your organisation has technology ready to commercialise, get in touch


Business growth

WellingtonNZ is New Zealand Trade and Enterprise's Regional Business Partner for the Wellington region - helping businesses innovate and grow by making it easier to access early stage business support.

The Regional Business Partner network is made up of 14 regional organisations, supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation to provide information and advice to New Zealand businesses looking to grow and innovate.

Specialist business advisors are available to help business owners and managers to identify the needs and opportunities to grow your business, link businesses with business mentoring services including Business Mentors New Zealand, connect relevant businesses to capability voucher funding offered by NZTE, and other expertise and programmes. They also provide relevant businesses innovation advice and access to research and development funding, expertise and programmes offered by Callaghan Innovation.

Find out more about how we can help grow your business. 

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