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In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia).
Another Māori name for Wellington is Pōneke.

Time

Local time in Wellington


Events

June 25 Matariki

July 2-6
The #SCBO2018 website is now live and the call for symposia and workshops is open! Join us in Wellington in July! http://wellington2018.scboceania.org/

https://twitter.com/SCBOceania/status/910752467217874944

August 7-13 Te Wiki o Te Tangata Whenua (Indigenous Peoples Week); hashtag: #ipw7

September 11-17 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)


RSS

wellington - Google News

Tourism Portals

http://www.wellingtonnz.com
http://www.wellingtonnz.com/sights-activities/must-dos
@wellington_nz
Facebook

WREMO Community Resilience Strategy 2nd edition

Headlines

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wellington-region/news/article.cfm?l_id=153&objectid=11680881
celia-wade-brown-pulls-out-of-wellington-mayoral-race
some-communities-are-destroyed-by-tragedy-and-disaster-others-spring-back-heres-what-makes-the-difference
25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington - Buzzfeed

Planeta

How do you watch or listen to the Super Rugby Final? #HURvLIO
http://planeta.com/1705foodandthenet

Reports

Community Resilience Strategy
http://www.getprepared.org.nz

Blogs

The Wellingtonista

Flickr

wellington

Trip Advisor

Wellington_North_Island-Vacations.html

Twitter

@WellingtonMayor
@wellington_nz
@greaterwgtn
@Carter_Observ
@Te_Papa
@MOWCAS
@WellingtonBuzz
@DomPost
@AlisonBallance
@wgtnaccessradio
@WellingtonZoo
@WgtnCC
@metlinkwgtn
@thedowse
@WgtnMuseum
@Hurricanesrugby

Embedded Tweets

Stumbled across an 800-year-old Rimu. Not a bad Sunday stroll.

A photo posted by Ryan (@r.angus) on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:39pm PST


Wikipedia

Wellington
Wellington - WikiVoyage
Parliament Buildings
Mount_Kaukau

Wellington Sculptures

Sculptures

http://www.sculptures.org.nz

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.thegreenmanpub.co.nz
http://wellington.scoop.co.nz
http://www.cricketwellington.co.nz
Wellington
Capital gains - New Zealand Listener
Time counting down for a smarter, greener Wellington
Feeling Great
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington Museums Trust
Greater Wellington
Citizenship Online
http://texture.co.nz
http://www.lakasbah.co.nz
http://watchmystreet.co.nz
http://can.org.nz/wellington
http://www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents
http://builtinwellington.com
The New Zealand Initiative - @nzinitiative

Wi-Fi

http://wellington.govt.nz/news/display-item.php?id=4577

Government

Wellington City Council

Food

Wellington on a Plate
Facebook

Maori Culture

MAORI ART MARKet, held in Porirua City in the Wellington region, is New Zealand's largest collection and sale of contemporary Māori art, with a wide representation of art forms including carving, sculpture, glass, painting, weaving, pounamu (jade) and jewellery.

Museums

Te Papa - @Te_Papa

Music

http://www.orchestrawellington.co.nz

Places

Civic Square was designed by architect Ian Athfield and completed in 1991.

Wellington Town Hall is an elegant building of historic significance
http://www.pwv.co.nz/our-venues/wellington-town-hall

Art

Adam Art Gallery - Facebook

Cinemas

@MiramarTheRoxy

Pubs and Beer

http://garageproject.co.nz - @Garage_Project
The Green Man

Rugby

Hurricanes - @Hurricanesrugby
http://www.ponekerugby.com - @PonekeFC

Weather

Webcam - MetService

Nearby


Lower Hutt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Hutt
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lower-Hutt-New-Zealand/106009496105880

Paraparaumu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraparaumu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapiti_Coast_(district),_New_Zealand

Mount Bruce

Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre - A new walking track at Pukaha Mount Bruce means locals and visitors can for the first time explore the largest remnant of the Wairarapa forest. The 1.7 kilometer walking track, Te Arapiki O Tawhaki, is designed to open up the native bush area above the visitor center and takes two hours to walk.Tawhaki is said to dwell in the skies as a god of lightning and thunder. According to the legend Tawhaki ascended to the heavens via what is known in Maori astronomy as Te Arapiki O Tawhaki; The Stairway of Tawhaki. These stars can be seen during June and July by looking to the eastern horizon before dawn. The Mt Bruce lookout affords an outstanding view.Pukaha Mt Bruce is well established as New Zealand’s National Wildlife Centre for conservation of some of New Zealand’s most endangered species. Pukaha Mount Bruce is located on State highway 2, 30 kilometers north of Masterton and 10 kilometers south of Eketahuna on State Highway 2.

More info http:www.mtbruce.org.nz
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/wellington/wairarapa/te-arapiki-o-tawhaki

Carter Observatoryis located in Wellington's beautiful Botanic Gardens at the top of the Cable Car. Carter is open 7 days a week from 10am until 5pm, with late night stargazing every Tuesday and Saturday (weather-permitting!).
@Carter_Observ


Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.



City Lights To Dark Skies - International Dark Sky Week 2014 from Mark Gee on Vimeo.



Zealandia

http://www.visitzealandia.com/site/zealandia_home

Recommended Listening

Should exotic trees be replaced by natives? - Paul Andrews is the Wellington City Council Manager Parks, Sport and Recreation and Phillip Simpson is a botanist, who spent 20 years working for the Department of Conservation, and who specialises in ecological restoration.

Ngati Toa bus tour attracts mainly elderly Pakeha folk - A Porirua-based tribe has hosted a post-Treaty settlement tour of its tribal area - and the buses were booked out by elderly Pākehā.

Te Upoko o Te Ika
http://tunein.com/radio/Te-Upoko-O-Te-Ika-1161-s118791
https://www.facebook.com/teupokooteika
Listen online here

http://accessradio.org.nz - http://player.wizz.co.nz/war - https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonaccessradio - @wgtnaccessradio

Rough Peel
http://www.roughpeel.co.nz
https://twitter.com/roughpeelmusic
https://www.facebook.com/RoughPeelMusic
http://tunein.com/radio/Rough-Peel-Radio-1071-s273242




Celebrations

Wellington Anniversary Day is the Monday that falls closest to January 22 and is observed as a public holiday within the old provincial boundaries.

Parks

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/wellington-kapiti/wellington

http://wellingtonwildthings.com
#**WellingtonWildThings**
https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonwildthings

http://wellington.govt.nz/recreation/enjoy-the-outdoors/walks-and-walkways
@WgtnCC

Recent Events

October 13-14 National Digital Forum, YouTube
@NDFNZ, @Te_Papa
Hashtag: #NDF2015

November 22-23 National Digital Forum, YouTube
@NDFNZ, @Te_Papa
Hashtag: #NDF2016

August 24 TEDxWellington

2015 Worldwide Wellington Week #wwwk @WorldwideWgtnWk


January 19-25 Worldwide Wellington Week

Here's the big idea: New Zealand has a huge diaspora - nearly one fifth of Kiwis live overseas. While people complain that so many people leave, our diaspora represent a huge opportunity - a ready-built community of friends and colleagues who are connected to Wellington in some way. These friends and colleagues are often keen to stay connected to their Kiwi (and Wellingtonian) identity, and are just as often willing to help connect overseas networks and resources back to Wellington.

History: Worldwide Wellington Week came out of an idea at a Wellington City Council workshop and further developed at the 2013 NetHui.

Facebook:

Google+

@WorldwideWgtnWk

Hashtag: #WWWk

http://www.wellingtonnz.com/event/worldwide-wellington-week

http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/wwwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE3fO5QBq1k

360

http://360.io/j3njvn - @virtuallykaren


Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) is a council controlled organisation (CCO) responsible for marketing the coolest little capital in the world as a destination. We are a public-private partnership, funded through the Wellington City Council Downtown Levy and a variety of regional and commercial partnerships. In the past decade, PWT has overseen a growth of 46% in domestic commercial guest nights in the coolest little capital in the world and visitors now spend on average over $2600 per minute in the Wellington region. For a quick overview of what we do, watch The Numbers Are Up 2011 report on youtube.

(Pōneke)





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Photos

Wellington Railway Station

Mount Victoria, Wellington. New Zealand, 17 July 2006

Petone Pier at dusk

Sunday at Staglands