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Events & Experiences

WellingtonNZ's Events and Experiences team help maintain Wellington's status as the events capital of New Zealand.

Warrick Dent, General Manager Events & Experiences

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Warrick heads up the team that helps to deliver an unrivaled business, consumer and major events programme for Wellington. The Events & Experiences business unit brings together the Major Events and Venues Wellington teams who support some of Wellington's most wildly popular events, and manage and operate some of the city's most iconic venues. Email Warrick.

Major Events

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WellingtonNZ's Major Events team promotes, funds and supports major events in Wellington, such as New Zealand Festival, World of WearableArt Awards Show and Jim Beam Homegrown. The team work across funding support, marketing and promotion, logistical and venue support, feasibility studies and event bids, planning, management and risk management, coordination and facilitation of major events. Email Simon.

Venues Operations


The venues operations team look after the facilities management of Venues Wellington-run venues to keep them running smoothly. They look after maintenance, pack in and out, ushering, and work with event managers on logistics. Contact Jessica if you have a venues operations inquiry.

Venues Performance

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Wellington is known as the cultural capital of New Zealand, and the Performance Events team are responsible for sourcing, contracting, ticketing and delivering live performances and exhibitions. Their focus is on developing a strong calendar of events, and working with hirers to drive local and out-of-town audience development.

Venues Conference

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The Venues Conference team work across selling space in the six venues that Venues Wellington manages. Their team work with the organisers and promoters of conventions, events, performances and exhibitions. If you’d like to discuss using a Venues Wellington-managed venue for your upcoming event, email the team.

Venues Finance

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The Venues Finance team take care of accounts, finance, suppliers and invoicing. For finance queries or if you are a supplier with an invoice to be processed, email the Venues Finance team. Email the venues finance team.