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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 3 Aug 2017
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) continues to leverage the opportunities unlocked by the Singapore Airlines Capital Express service, with a comprehensive business and tourism trade mission recently giving the Lion City a high-profile taste of 'the coolest little capital'.
News release | 1 Aug 2017
Wellington experienced a boost to international visitor spending of more than 43% in the month of June 2017, according to Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTE) released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
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 | 7 Jul 2017
WREDA Interim Chief Executive Derek Fry congratulated the winners and nominees of the 2017 Wellington Gold Awards, awarded last night.
News release | 4 Jul 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 | 26 Jun 2017
An estimated $30 million is expected to be pumped into the Wellington regional economy during the week-long stay of The British & Irish Lions.
News release | 19 Jun 2017
A new campaign from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA), designed to attract more Kiwis to live and work in the capital, portrays life in Wellington as authentic, connected and, in a word; personal.
News release | 4 Jun 2017
Lower Hutt-based Tom & Luke Ltd have hit the snacking jackpot with its Snackaballs range of high fibre, high protein balls which are being gobbled up by discerning customers on both sides of the Tasman.
News release | 25 May 2017
WREDA Chief Executive Chris Whelan has decided to leave the role and stay on as an advisor to the organisation.
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 | 18 May 2017
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) has entered into agreement with Ticketmaster as exclusive ticketing services provider for Venues Wellington.
News release | 16 May 2017
From more than 48,000 applications, Wellington tech employers have selected 97 outstanding candidates for interviews as part of the LookSee Wellington tech talent attraction programme.
News release | 12 May 2017
The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) welcomed the announcement this morning of a Budget commitment of $305.9 million over four years to support international and domestic screen production.
News release | 10 May 2017
A record number of tech graduates seeking paid summer internships through the Summer of Tech programme has prompted a call from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) for more Wellington companies to sign up as employers.
News release | 10 May 2017
Latest data from MBIE indicates Wellington’s visitor economy is returning to growth following a post-earthquake downturn. Released today, the Commercial Accommodation Monitor shows guest nights for March across the Wellington region were up by 3% compared with March 2016, the first month in overall growth since the November earthquake.
News release | 4 May 2017
A newly published Quality of Life ranking from Deutsche Bank rates Wellington the best place to live among 47 global cities, beating the likes of New York, London and Shanghai to the top spot. This follows consistent top-tier quality of life and liveability rankings for the capital in listings including Mercer, Numbeo and The Economist.
News release | 26 Apr 2017
The net increase in migration to Wellington of nearly 4000 people for the year to March 2017 is a vote of confidence in the region’s economy, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Chief Executive Chris Whelan says.
News release | 12 Apr 2017
Today’s Screen Industry Survey results, for the 2016 financial year, show screen sector revenue in Wellington increased to $728 million driven primarily by an increase in feature film production and post-production from $289 million to $644 million.
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
Turning Wellington into a stylised version of Hong Kong for Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, has paid big dividends for the city, with the film’s production pumping about US$60 million into the local economy.