As part of its commitment to engaging with the community, every year Wellington Zoo invites its immediate neighbours, including Wellington City Council social housing tenants, to visit the Zoo for free after hours.
“Neighbours’ Night is about the Zoo giving back and supporting our local community, this is especially true this year after the challenging year we’ve all had,” says Amy Hughes, General Manager Communication, Experience and Conservation.
“The Zoo has been a part of the Newtown community for 114 years, and 2020 saw the Zoo being closed to visitors for the longest time since we opened in 1906.
“Neighbours Night is also about our local Newtown community sharing our beautiful Zoo space as a rich community.
"Newtown is a diverse neighbourhood and it’s great to see neighbours meeting each other.