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Top 5 events on in Wellington this week

Our pick of the best events on in Wellington this week: hear some sweet tunes from Berlin artist Sean Haefeli; be captivated by our country’s most passionate Kapa Haka performers at Te Matatini; bring out your best moves for the Welly bomb comp; hit the road to Kāpiti for Coastella music festival; and see live art and performance on Wellington’s Waterfront.

Sean Haefeli - Just Beneath a Dream

Berlin-based vocalist, emcee and pianist, Sean Haefeli is making a one-night-only appearance at Caroline. Schooled in jazz, soul and hip-hop, you'll be stirred by his new breed of smooth lyrics, sweet key-jams and improvisations. 

Te Matatini

Be mesmerised by the nation's most passionate and accomplished Kapa Haka performers at this huge celebration of Māori performing arts. Grab the whole whānau and make the most of all the exciting events happening during the festival. 


Te Pōhutu Nui - Welly Bomb Comp

Get practicing your biggest bombs and perfecting your cannon-balls for this weekend's most high-profile amateur sporting event. If you're not game to compete, just head along and watch the big waves, belly-flops and fun unfold. 



Take a trip to the stunning Kāpiti Coast for one of the year's best boutique music festivals. Bask in the sunshine with your best mates and enjoy an eclectic mix of tunes and entertainment from here and across the Tasman.

The Performance Arcade

Follow the pink lines around the waterfront to this colourful mini-festival of art, live music and performance, installed in a pop-up collection of vibrant shipping containers. This free event will keep you and your posse occupied for hours.

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