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Latest news from our media team on all things Wellington.
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News release | 7 Dec 2018
With the latest Wellington-made Hollywood blockbuster Mortal Engines about to be unleashed, a new report has revealed some of the stunning figures behind the region’s powerhouse screen sector.
News release | 5 Dec 2018
A boutique Wellington software design studio whose tools are being used on TV shows and films such as Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Blade Runner 2049 has picked up an Emmy Award for contributions to the television industry.
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 | 3 Oct 2018
Tapping into the power of Chinese social media platform WeChat, four key opinion leaders have helped launch a campaign to attract Chinese creative and digital students to Wellington.
News release | 3 Sep 2018
Wellington’s global star factor is on the rise after a year of storytelling contributed to $66 million worth of promotional editorial media coverage in the 12 months to July 2018.
News release | 1 Jun 2018
The Wellington region is the most creative in New Zealand according to the latest Infometrics Creativity Index.
News release | 31 May 2018
Aucklanders have long-liked to poke fun at Wellington’s refreshing wind. Today Wellington has finally responded with a front-page takeover of their most popular newspaper, which throws some shade back at the City of Sails.
News release | 18 May 2018
Wellington’s creative sector has embraced Techweek'18 with 50 events specific only to Wellington among the more than 70 events set to show the positive impact of technology and innovation.
News release | 16 Apr 2018
Wellington remains New Zealand’s main player in big screen film production according to the latest data from Statistics NZ.
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 | 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 | 18 Aug 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 | 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 | 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 | 25 Jul 2016
A top Wellington post-production company has been selected by a Korean animation studio to work on a new preschool fantasy adventure series, Nori Roller Coaster Boy – with help from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).
News release | 15 Feb 2016
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Chief Executive Chris Whelan hailed last week’s annual Webstock conference, which celebrated its 10th ‘birthday’ in Wellington, as a great success.
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 | 8 Dec 2015
Another must do experience has been added to the list for film and television fans visiting New Zealand’s creative capital, with the launch of Weta Workshop’s new Thunderbirds Are Go Behind–The-Scenes Experience.
News release | 10 Nov 2015
The latest campaign designed to lure Australian travellers to New Zealand’s capital of cool literally hits the sweet spot, featuring a unique collaboration with Australia’s much-loved dessert brand, Gelato Messina.
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.