13 July 2018
A sighting of a southern right whale/tohorā in the Moa Point area yesterday morning – and no sightings for at least two days of a whale in Wellington Harbour – raises the prospect that Wellington’s first Matariki fireworks display will go ahead this weekend.
1 July 2018
Solo Art Exhibition: Held at Zealandia Ecosanctuary (gallery space on the stairwell up to Rata café)
12 June 2018
ReCut, Ahi Kā, and the Sky Show are all part of the Capital’s Matariki calendar – but we’re also proud supporters of many smaller events, exhibitions, and initiatives celebrating the Māori New Year.
21 May 2018
The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage.
11 May 2018
Wellington’s winter will light up with fire, fun and fireworks over three events for the first Matariki ki Pōneke festival.
12 March 2018
Awareness of each moment is the easiest way to find joy and have a happy life. Geshe la will speak about and give instructions, including practical and meditation techniques for the powerful practice of staying in the present moment.
28 February 2018
Are YOU Wanting to Create a Simple 90-Day Action Plan for Your Business?…
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28 February 2018
Join us in a relaxed down-to-earth workshop as we give you practical tools & strategies to improve your communication & leadership skills.
2 February 2018
The Capital will be celebrating Te Rā o Waitangi in style this coming Tuesday with an exciting line-up of entertainment and activities at Waitangi Park, and along the waterfront.
22 November 2017
Christmas is coming, and so is A Very Welly Christmas – the fun, fabulous and family-friendly festival which stretches along Lambton Quay is back again this weekend, and it’s even bigger and better than before.
17 November 2017
The festive season kicks-off this weekend with Christmas trees appearing in the capital, then Santa will be popping up all over the place, and there’ll be free events and activities happening around the city for all to enjoy.
31 October 2017
Ensure you have a prime view of the harbour this Saturday 4 November for New Zealand’s largest annual fireworks display – Wellington Sky Show.
26 October 2017
Kapiti's annual Arts Trail kicks off this Saturday the 28th of October at 10:00 am. The trail which has been running for 17 years showcases a diverse range of artists from Paekakariki in the South all the way through to Otaki in the North.
3 October 2017
Wellington is set to celebrate the World Champion Black Ferns and their success at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup with a public event this Wednesday.
2 October 2017
Peace Action Wellington has launched a campaign of resistance to the upcoming Weapons Expo which will be held at the Westpac Stadium on 10-11th October. The campaign has begun with a striking art piece that questions, "how close does war have to get before it makes you uncomfortable?"
19 September 2017
Victoria University of Wellington and Va’aomanū Pasifika, Victoria’s Pacific and Samoan Studies programme, will launch a new scholarship fund in memory of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, who passed away in March 2017.
25 August 2017
The Prime Minister of Samoa, a New Zealand QC, a top business journalist and academics from universities in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and the United States are among the line-up of speakers to present at Victoria University of Wellington’s second Pacific Climate Change Conference in February next year.
22 August 2017
The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD), is celebrating 50 years of training and inspiring world class professional young dancers. Show attendees will be moved and inspired in this year's contemporary solo season ONCE.
2 August 2017
Join us in a relaxed down-to-earth workshop as we give you the practical tools & strategies to sell yourself & watch your profits and cashflow soar.
14 July 2017
Wellington City Council showcases a wide variety of local legends and rising stars on the Botanic Garden Soundshell stage. As the sun goes down, the surrounding gardens are transformed with a magical lighting installation. Eighteen nights perfect for a summer picnic with family or friends.
24 June 2017
Natraj School of Dance is proud to present “Tamil” a thematic classical Indian dance production on the Saturday of 15 July 2017, at 6.30 pm at the Sacred Heart College, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
13 June 2017
The Mayor will be stationed at the Love Food Hate Waste stall at the Countdown supermarket in Newtown today (Tuesday 13 June, 4pm) to give out reusable shopping bags to shoppers.
8 June 2017
Three international experts are travelling to New Zealand next week to share their expertise in wearable technology with entrants in NZ’s premier innovation challenge.
9 May 2017
Quake affected Kaikoura businesses are set to benefit from a joint University of Canterbury and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area.
4 May 2017
Wellington City Council is partnering with the Wellington SPCA to offer free microchipping of cats on Saturdays throughout the month of May.
27 April 2017
Is New Zealand a butcher shop or a milking shed? Do Kiwis live on the sheep’s back with a glass of sauvignon blanc? These and other questions will be addressed when Victoria University of Wellington hosts a series of lively public discussions exploring primary products’ place in the national imagination and how they define us as New Zealanders.
6 April 2017
Wellington Mic Drop is an exciting new web series, featuring the very best of Wellington's thriving comedy scene.
30 March 2017
Yesterday Pipitea Marae was a place full of celebration as Mayor Justin Lester led Wellington City Council in its first ever Council meeting at the marae, and in renewing formal partnerships with local iwi.
20 March 2017
After a cracking, and successful Gala Day start to the season clubs will be looking forward to familiarity of home grounds from this weekend on.
19 March 2017
Please note: these results are provisional until all clubs submit their weekly club result sheets and team cards.
27 February 2017
Wellington Phoenix is celebrating it's tenth year in the Hyundai A-League and throughout it all, through the highs and the lows, there's been one man - Vince Lia.
27 February 2017
A great opportunity to network and learn from international Guest Speaker John Wareham.
23 February 2017
Every year Wellington City Council funds a wide range of arts, culture and community projects, and as the new funding rounds closing dates approach many of the past recipients are happening around town now.
21 February 2017
‘Check Yourself’ has launched today (Monday 20 February) – a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions.
20 February 2017
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester warmly welcomes the Pasifika Film Festival beginning in Wellington on Thursday, as it crosses the ditch for the first time.
12 February 2017
Coastella Music Festival will return to the Kāpiti Coast on 25th February 2017, after the success of its “near perfect” inaugural year. Early bird tickets go on sale 27th October 2016 with next year’s Festival featuring toe-tapping music from Ireland, promising festival-goers an unmissable day out.
10 February 2017
Wellington prides itself on being the cultural capital of New Zealand, and the weekend coming reinforces this idea – with something for everyone all over the city.
7 February 2017
What happens when culture mixes with sport? Wellington’s Phoenix battles Beijing BG for the Huawei Capital Cup at Westpac Stadium.
21 January 2017
Wellington City Council has teamed up with the Newtown community to open the doors to a new community base
21 January 2017
Wellingtonians can celebrate the capital’s anniversary with a taste of the Pacific at the annual Wellington Pasifika Festival at Waitangi Park this Monday.
21 January 2017
Wellington Cup Day, today, is a great way to shake off the back-to-work blues, with over 15,000 people expected to attend the event, says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.
10 January 2017
One of the highlights on Wellington’s summer calendar kicks-off tomorrow, with Meridian Gardens Magic showcasing a host of great Kiwi talent over three weeks on the Botanic Garden’s Soundshell stage.
5 January 2017
The carpark was significantly damaged in the 14 November earthquake to the point that it’s not safe for anyone to enter and therefore has to be demolished.
5 December 2016
What: The Halo project
Where: The Wind Garden, Wellington Waterfront Walkway near Waitangi Park.
When: 2nd Dec 2016 - 7th Feb 2017
19 November 2016
Leaders and luminaries in business between New Zealand and Japan will converge on the Capital next week for the 43rd annual conference for Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC).
12 November 2016
Ichi, ni, san, shi, go! The fifth Japan Festival Wellington is springing into the Capital this November, bringing the best of the Land of the Rising Sun to the Coolest Little Capital in the World.
12 November 2016
Wellington will be hosting a large Government and business delegation from Canberra next week looking at ways to increase tourism, economic growth, job creation and closer ties between the two capitals, Mayor Justin Lester says.
12 November 2016
Five Wellington Māori artists have combined to produce an audio-visual exploration of the conflated socio-political interests and multi layered tensions that underpin culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.
3 November 2016
Make sure you have a prime view of the waterfront this Saturday 5 November for the country’s largest annual fireworks display, the Wellington Sky Show, presented by Wellington City Council, and supported by CentrePort.
2 November 2016
Two thousand school students from the Wellington region will attend free expos aimed at inspiring Māori and Pasifika youth and their communities into science, technology, engineering, art, maths and design (STEAMD).
2 November 2016
The country’s largest annual fireworks display, the Wellington Sky Show, presented by Wellington City Council, and supported by CentrePort takes place on Saturday 5 November. Entertainment on the waterfront kicks off around 7pm with an exciting new addition to the programme, presented by our sister city Canberra, to be announced this week.
27 October 2016
An upcoming 24 hour event co-hosted by Wellington City Council and Victoria University of Wellington aims to identify new ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change.
26 October 2016
Disability Pride Week is being celebrated in Wellington this year, it’s a time for us to be proud and to claim our place in the world; one where we are included, visible and valued.
26 October 2016
All around the Wellington region, more and more people are walking, catching the bus, train or ferry, cycling and scooting - even for part of their journey to work. For the past six years Active a2b has been all about promoting and celebrating those journeys as well as the benefits everyday people get from their active commute.
17 October 2016
Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital at Labour Weekend Captivating artists and performers from four states of India will entertain audiences at Wellington’s 15th Diwali Festival of Lights at Labour Weekend. Organised by Wellington City Council …Indian music, food and dance to spice up the capital at Labour Weekend
8 October 2016
The Nix kick off today at the Stadium. Would be great for Wellingtonians who can get there to get out and support the only professional football team in the country - our team.
30 September 2016
Residents in the Wellington Region will be learning ways to save money and reduce food waste next month thanks to a series of workshops coming to town.
29 September 2016
Wellington’s iconic Boulcott Street Bistro celebrates 25 years of hospitality this October, making it one of Wellington’s oldest owner-operator dining establishments.
29 September 2016
Food business owners will also have a chance to influence how they follow the rules, in a second workshop on the same day.
The workshops, being run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), will take place on Monday 3 October.
22 September 2016
The Wellington-based Weta Group of Companies will sponsor the Cinematographer of the Year Award as the major sponsor of October’s New Zealand Cinematography Society (NZCS) Awards.
22 September 2016
Greater Wellington’s public transport website www.metlink.org.nz has won a “2016 WebAward for outstanding achievement in web development” accolade in the world’s premier competition for web developers and advertising agencies.
20 September 2016
A star studded line-up of musicians will take the stage in Newtown on Thursday 22 September to raise funds for Renters United.
The gig — at Moon Bar in Newtown — will feature a fantastic roster of well-known and critically acclaim musicians: Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), French for Rabbits, Adam McGrath (The Eastern, The Harbour Union) and Paddy Burgin and the Wooden Box Band.
16 September 2016
Jason Woodward’s return from injury is one of four changes to the Wellington Lions starting team named to play Bay of Plenty in round five of the Mitre 10 Cup at Westpac Stadium on Friday.
15 September 2016
The Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run will be held next month with hundreds of children expected to take part. Now in its fourth year the annual Athletics Wellington event is run in partnership with Cigna New Zealand and Sport Wellington.
14 September 2016
Picking a supreme winner from a top line-up of the Wellington regions businesses will be a tough call for judges at this year’s prestigious Chamber of Commerce business excellence awards to be staged at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt on Friday 4 November 2016, says chamber Chief Executive Mark Futter. “Business confidence has grown in the last year and top performing companies and organisations have emerged to contest the awards again this year,” he says.
6 September 2016
As part of Conservation week Wellington City Council, in partnership with the Department of Conservation, will host a wild food fare at Harbourside Market on Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 September.
3 September 2016
Witness the stadium tour of the century when Guns N’ Roses reunite for a special reunion tour in 2017. The Not In This Lifetime tour will mark the first time the band have performed in New Zealand since their infamous Use Your Illusion tour back in 1993.
3 September 2016
Marc Taddei, Conductor, Wilma Smith, Violin
Wilma Smith to feature in Wellington homecoming concerto performance
Former NZSO concertmaster, Wilma Smith, is back in Wellington next week to perform music fit for Heaven.
2 September 2016
September is Bee Aware Month and there’s a real buzz around Wellington City Council as we help raise awareness around the crucial role bees play in our lives.
30 August 2016
The Wellington region has again benefited from the fantastic Visa Wellington On a Plate culinary festival, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
25 August 2016
Thousands of young people from primary and intermediate schools around the Wellington region will perform in massed choirs at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by Wellington’s Sinfonietta Orchestra, Chilton Amadeus Orchestra, and the professional musicians that make up the Artsplash Festival Band.
24 August 2016
With a sold-out stadium and kick off at 7.35pm ticket holders should arrive early – between 5.30-6pm.
15 August 2016
Returning for a second year Wellington City Council will host the opening ceremony of the annual Wellington SportsFest at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie at 9.15am Tuesday 16 August.
28 July 2016
Hurricanes captain Dane Coles will be given until match day to prove his fitness for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby semifinal against the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium.
26 July 2016
The Wellington Today 'Marketing Mastermind' group has been established to help Wellington businesses take advantage of the collective genius available when you bring a group of entrepreneurs together for mutual benefit. The group meets fortnightly around Wellington and helps educate each other while also planning an executing collective marketing campaigns.
23 July 2016
The Phoenix will depart for China on this weekend and will take on Beijing BG on Wednesday. Ernie Merrick has almost a full strength team to take on the Chinese club at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.
21 July 2016
Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has made three changes to the starting XV for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.
14 July 2016
Acclaimed New Zealand dramatist Victor Rodger will be coming to Wellington to appear at Writers on Mondays, the winter reading series from Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML).
12 July 2016
Artist Sian Torrington‘s latest project "We don’t have to be the Building" features in the Courtenay Place light boxes from August until December.
30 June 2016
The Hurricanes five All Blacks will start against the Blues at Westpac Stadium on Saturday with head coach Chris Boyd making just one change to the team that beat the Highlanders before Investec Super Rugby's June break.
27 June 2016
Almost 4500 participants from 18 countries and all ends of New Zealand turned out for yesterdays Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, and the battle for line honours was an equally global and national affair.
24 June 2016
Phoenix general manager David Dome said it was an opportunity for Wairarapa fans to see the Phoenix pre-season preparations and a chance for the club to visit a passionate football area.
22 June 2016
Leading international experts will be discussing the future of electric transport in New Zealand in a sold out symposium in Wellington on Monday.
13 June 2016
All Blacks will be going head to head with the Welsh, Saturday 18 June at Westpac Stadium.
11 June 2016
A dynamic solo show is set to get wild at Inverlochy Art House this June. Pat-A-Cake Productions’ (The Trickle Down Effect, A Stage of One’s Own) WHERE THE WILD WOMAN IS, celebrates non-verbal communication in a physical solo show by the ‘undeniably captivating’ Ingrid Saker that embraces the highs and lows of life.
3 June 2016
Press Release: Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington, 2016 Wellington Gold Awards finalist, presents "ODES TO JOY"
25 May 2016
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will today(Wednesday 25 May) open the valve and connect the new $3.5 million Mt Albert Reservoir to Wellington’s main water supply.
23 May 2016
Wellington Airport, in partnership with Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils have joined together to recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers in community groups across the wider Wellington region. This year 55+ groups will receive awards, with over $50,000 in award money to be presented. Nominations close on 31 May.
26 April 2016
A workshop to show people how to resolve any anxiety or stress in their everyday lives.
Enabling a life work balance, less illness or auto immune disease, enjoyment of both career and family. Working efficiently and calmly.
8 April 2016
A hundred years on from New Zealand’s first Anzac day service, Wellington is again preparing to remember the Anzacs with a programme of events recognising the sacrifices made, and relationships forged, during the early years of the First World War.