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The temperature might be dropping, but we're cranking up the heat with a hot line-up of winter festivals around Wellington. Cosy down for great tunes, kai, comedy, culture and craft beer during the chillier months.
Gather your friends and family and celebrate Māori New Year at this spectacular fireworks display over Wellington harbour, along with waiata, poi and taonga pūoro by some of the country's most gifted performers. Find the perfect perch on the waterfront just after dusk and see the sky light up.
Make your way to the 'cake tin' for Wellington's only All Blacks game of the season. Cheer on the boys in black as these two long-time rivals go head-to-head in this highly-anticipated opening pool match for the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.