Expanding the reach of our major events

Wellington has a strong reputation for arts, festivals and events. But we’re facing tougher competition from other cities that are increasing their spending on culture and attracting visitors. We’re investing in extending the reach of events such as World of WearableArt, CubaDupa and the New Zealand Festival. 2019/20 will be a challenging year for the NZ Festival with St James and Town Hall venues both unavailable. We will support the Festival through the City Growth Fund to provide a full and innovative programme. We will continue to strengthen our new free public events, including our signature Matariki event on the Waterfront, Ahi Kā.

Our new programme of events and activities will maintain and support our existing suite of major events and contribute to the development of new offerings for residents and visitors.

Wellington has a strong reputation for arts, festivals and events. But we’re facing tougher competition from other cities that are increasing their spending on culture and attracting visitors. We’re investing in extending the reach of events such as World of WearableArt, CubaDupa and the New Zealand Festival. 2019/20 will be a challenging year for the NZ Festival with St James and Town Hall venues both unavailable. We will support the Festival through the City Growth Fund to provide a full and innovative programme. We will continue to strengthen our new free public events, including our signature Matariki event on the Waterfront, Ahi Kā.

Our new programme of events and activities will maintain and support our existing suite of major events and contribute to the development of new offerings for residents and visitors.