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DocEdge goes online

Press Release – Doc Edge Festival
To connect kiwi communities and give audiences a chance to experience a multi-faceted expression of life outside the bubble, Doc Edge is moving the full 2020 festival and industry event programme online, translating the physical festival to an innovative digital environment this June. Read more »

After 32 years, first cancellation of World of Wearable Art

News from WoW
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that today we announce we are cancelling the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards Competition and the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards Show. Read more »

Wellington City Libraries add more online services

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Libraries (WCL) are helping people staying at home by adding more online services, which are available to everyone in the capital. Read more »

Emergency Operations Centre opens in Thorndon; playgrounds closed

News from WCC
As the Covid-19 Alert level 4 lockdown starts tonight, and a national state of emergency has been declared, Wellington’s Emergency Operations Centre in Thorndon is now up and running and is plugged-in to what’s happening regionally – mainly via the regional Emergency Coordination Centre – and nationally. Read more »

Virtual reality offers free interactive Wellington experiences

News from WellingtonNZ/WREDA
Though Wellington city is physically off limits, there are a range of virtual reality and 360 experiences which feature local businesses and attractions. Read more »

NZSO to premiere online (at home) performances

News from NZ Symphony Orchestra
At times like these, we all must Play Our Part. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will still perform online for all of New Zealand tonight, after adapting its planned free livestream performance for the new COVID-19 restrictions. Read more »

Jazz Festival postponed

Press Release – Wellington Jazz Festival
The 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival has been postponed due to international travel restrictions and Ministry of Health directives around public gatherings. Read more »

Screen Industry sets up action group for covid-19 pandemic

Press Release – Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group
In response to the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the New Zealand screen industry, the sector has today announced the formation of the Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group and a screen-specific online information hub. Read more »

Wellington closing tourist information centre in Cuba Street

News from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency/WellingtonNZ
The Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre, at the bottom of Cuba St outside the Michael Fowler Centre, will be closed until further notice from today. Read more »

Wellington libraries, museums and pools being closed

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster announced this afternoon that the Wellington City Council has decided to close most City Council facilities until further notice. These include swimming pools, libraries, recreation centres, community centres, the City Gallery and our museums and venues. The Zoo and Zealandia will remain open for the moment – but with reduced public programmes. Read more »

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