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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.


Local time in Wellington


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!

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)


wellington - Google News

Tourism Portals

WREMO Community Resilience Strategy 2nd edition

25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington - Buzzfeed


How do you watch or listen to the Super Rugby Final? #HURvLIO


Community Resilience Strategy


The Wellingtonista



Trip Advisor




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


Wellington - WikiVoyage
Parliament Buildings

Wellington Sculptures


Elsewhere on the Web
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
The New Zealand Initiative - @nzinitiative



Wellington City Council


Wellington on a Plate


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.


Te Papa - @Te_Papa



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

Wellington Town Hall is an elegant building of historic significance


Adam Art Gallery - Facebook



Pubs and Beer - @Garage_Project
The Green Man


Hurricanes - @Hurricanesrugby - @PonekeFC


Webcam - MetService


Lower Hutt


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

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!).

Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.

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


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
Listen online here - - - @wgtnaccessradio

Rough Peel


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


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.




Hashtag: #WWWk

360 - @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.




Wellington Railway Station

Mount Victoria, Wellington. New Zealand, 17 July 2006

Petone Pier at dusk

Sunday at Staglands