Wellington lights up to welcome international rainbow conference

24 August 2018

The capital will light up some of its key landmarks today to celebrate the launch of the largest international LGBTQI conference, which will take place in Wellington in March 2019.

Carter Fountain

The Michael Fowler Centre, the Carter Fountain, and the Cable Car tunnels will be lit up in rainbow colours to coincide with the launch of the 2019 ILGA World Conference. The launch event will take place at the National Library this evening.

Next year, Wellington will play host to the conference in its 40th year and will be the first Southern Hemisphere city to host the event. The conference is expected to bring in 600 members of the LGBTQI community from around the world.

The theme of the conference is ‘celebrating the past to liberate the future’.

Cable Car lights will be on from 8am until 10pm today. Oriental Bay Fountain lights will be on from 7.30pm to 11pm. MFC lights will be on from 5pm.