Our Wellington magazine

Our Wellington – Tō Tātou Pōneke is your free insider's guide to life in the capital.

To find out how to get the most out of living in Wellington, pick up a copy of our free seasonal magazine. 

It includes information on:

  • the Council’s services
  • events we support
  • the city’s public spaces and places
  • free activities
  • important information for residents.
Our Wellington magazine – Summer 2023

Summer edition

Everything you need to know about life in the capital this season is in the summer issue of Our Wellington - Tō Tātou Pōneke, which covers the period from 1 December to 31 March.

The summer edition is chock full of information and news, ways to engage with us, and a range of handy tips for Wellingtonians.

This issue celebrates Wellington ‘by the numbers’, highlighting fun stats about our city, including its top wind gust, the number of restaurants and cafes, and how many rescues are performed annually by our lifeguards.

It also has the top playgrounds to visit – as voted by three Thorndon School pupils who visited all 107 Pōneke play areas in just six months!

We have tips on Christmas shopping in the capital, and how to care for our beaches this summer while out enjoying the city’s 98km of coastline. Plus, find details about dozens of exciting events, which the Council is supporting over the summer months.

As always, you can also find out about funding opportunities, dates for upcoming Council meetings, and how you can reach your local ward Councillors and Mayor.

The cover art is by local artist Hannah Webster (@forestdrawn), featuring Thorndon Pool.

Copies of Our Wellington – Tō Tātou Pōneke are also available at the following Council sites: Te Awe Library, Arapaki Service Centre, Waitohi Community Hub, Tawa Library, Newtown Library, Ākau Tangi Sports Centre, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, and the Wellington I-SITE on Wakefield Street.

Text version

We now have a text-only version of the magazine we deliver to your letterbox. This version may be compatible with some screen readers.

Want to get in touch?

Email us at ourwellington@wcc.govt.nz