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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 30 Jan 2019
New Zealand’s innovative capital, Wellington, home to a booming tech and screen industry has transformed itself into what is believed to be the world’s first gamified virtual city.
News release | 5 Dec 2018
The Wellington region embraced the 30th edition of the World Of WearableArt Awards show with more businesses than ever before being involved in activities around the event.
News release | 3 Dec 2018
Wellington is set to light up this summer with one of its largest events schedules ever, with just four of the region’s biggest musical gigs and cultural experiences estimated to pump $51 million into the economy.
News release | 1 Oct 2018
This weekend Wellington will be flooded with thousands of visitors ready to marvel at the 30th anniversary edition of the World of WearableArt Awards Show.
News release | 1 Jun 2018
The Wellington region is the most creative in New Zealand according to the latest Infometrics Creativity Index.
News release | 8 May 2018
Te Papa and WREDA have joined forces for New Zealand Sign Language Week to give 36 hearing-impaired Wellingtonians a free behind the scenes tour of the national museum’s back-of-house collections.
News release | 24 Apr 2018
A new WREDA-commissioned report shows Wellington is missing out on large performances, family and sport events because it doesn’t have the right-sized venue.
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 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 | 15 Sep 2017
Wellington’s love for the World of WearableArt™ Awards Show will be on display on the waterfront this season, courtesy of a two-and-a-half metre high sign erected today on the Wellington waterfront.
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 | 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 | 26 Apr 2016
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has launched its innovation hub, Mahuki – innovation powered by Te Papa.
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 | 17 Feb 2016
An influx of visitors for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will see economic benefits spread throughout the region, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Chief Executive Chris Whelan says.
News release | 11 Dec 2015
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa’s latest blockbuster – DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition – is set to enthral both the young and young at heart over the summer months.
News release | 9 Nov 2015
Wellington’s beauty, quirkiness, and dynamic nature has featured in countless photos and films so it’s only fitting that a major exhibition with a unique photographic slant is being held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
News release | 21 Oct 2015
Exciting Australasian exclusives, an avian-inspired light and sound experience in the midst of native bush, 150 international musicians playing a ‘love letter to peace’, and a free junkyard fairground are just some of the experiences on offer during the 2016 New Zealand Festival in Wellington.