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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 20 Mar 2018
Setting up a business isn’t always straight forward or cheap but more than 30 budding entrepreneurs in Upper Hutt are learning that it can be thanks to PopUp Business School Aotearoa.
News release | 19 Mar 2018
WREDA has launched a novel media initiative to tell the world about the next generation of thinkers and leaders who are reshaping their respective industries from the Wellington region.
News release | 12 Mar 2018
WREDA has announced lower venue pricing for local performing arts organisations and grassroots talent to help make staging art in the capital more affordable.
News release | 1 Mar 2018
A programme to make arts and culture available to a wider audience is part of an initiative to mark the numerous cultural milestones being celebrated in Wellington during 2018.
News release | 1 Mar 2018
When the British and Irish Lions rugby fans roared into Wellington last year it was converted into a $30.7 million economic impact for the region.
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 | 1 Feb 2018
Events culminates in a celebration concert with Bret McKenzie, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Jim Henson’s characters from Sesame Street, The Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
News release | 30 Jan 2018
Wellington's creative and cultural attractions plus a scenic Marlborough trip are being promoted to lure Australians here for an autumn break.
News release | 25 Jan 2018
Changes to Singapore Airlines’ route linking Wellington to the world will enhance economic opportunities for the region.
News release | 18 Dec 2017
Lance Walker has been appointed to take up the reins as the new chief executive of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, WREDA.
News release | 3 Dec 2017
Having Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s electronic payment system Alipay widely available in Wellington would benefit the region by making it easier for tourists from China to spend.
News release | 1 Dec 2017
Five of Wellington’s most prolific street artists have put their colourful stamp on walls around the capital to help locals’ countdown to Christmas.
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 | 29 Nov 2017
Heavyweight backing has energised Wellington-based firm Collect which aims to be a leading provider of marketing to help small retailers build better relationships with customers.
News release | 17 Nov 2017
New Zealanders ready for an alternative to the classic Kiwi summer holiday are being wooed by the latest summer domestic tourism campaign from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).
News release | 15 Nov 2017
The release of WREDA’s 2016/17 Annual Report today shows the agency delivering tens of millions of dollars in new income, jobs and investment to the Wellington region.
News release | 8 Nov 2017
An economic bonanza is coming Wellington’s way on the back of the All Whites FIFA World Cup playoff against Peru which is expected to pump $8 million into the local economy.
News release | 2 Nov 2017
Wellington proved to be the perfect backdrop for a Vietnamese pop music style, (known as V-pop) video, for WREDA’s newest international student attraction campaign.
News release | 26 Oct 2017
WREDA supports Greater Wellington Regional Council’s proposal of a 25% fare reduction for full time tertiary students using public transport in the Wellington region. If approved at next Tuesday’s council meeting, the change will come into effect in July 2018 in an overhaul of the regional public transport fare structure.
News release | 25 Oct 2017
Population estimates released by Statistics New Zealand this week showed the Wellington region’s population growing at a healthy rate, according to the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).