Our Wellington magazine - Autumn edition 2023

This is a text-only version of the magazine we deliver to your letterbox.

Disclaimer: We make this magazine to encourage you to get involved in local events, to demonstrate the great work happening in Wellington, and to show you some of the many reasons there are to be proud of our city. Wellington City Council has, to the best of its knowledge, sourced accurate information. We will not be held responsible for any errors, changes in pricing, or misinformation.

The information in this text version is current as of the date of the original publication of 24 March 2023.

We’re proud to use Aotearoa’s indigenous language in our publications. If you come across a word you don’t know, there’s an easy way to learn what it means – visit maoridictionary.co.nz

This magazine is produced by our Communications and Engagement Team. If you have any feedback, email ourwellington@wcc.govt.nz

Kia ora koutou

E haere mai ana ngā marama o te Ngahuru, ā, ehara kau i te mea he makariri te haere mai otiia, he tohu anō i ngā mahi nunui ki roto o Pōneke, me te aha, he tāone e whakapakari haere ana hei tāone ngangahau, manawaroa anō hoki.

Koia ēnei ngā panonitanga i tonoa e te hunga noho o Pōneke – he Golden Mile kanorau ake, he tūhonotanga pahikara nui ake, he whakahōutanga rawa, ka mutu, te huakinatanga hiamo ake o Tākina, tō tātou Whare Huihui, Whare Whakakitenga hōu.

E āta mahi ana mātou i ēnei mahi kia kaua e nui ngā whakararutanga ki ngā pakihi kia taea tonutia ai e te hunga te hīkoi haere i roto i te tāone i te wā e mahi ana ēnei mahi. He mea hira kia tautoko tonu me te manaaki tonu i te oranga o te CBD i ngā wā o ngā mahi nei.

E mahi tahi ana mātou me ngā pakihi i te Golden Mile kia whakamimiti i ngā pānga ki a rātou, ā, kia mōhio mai rātou hei āhea ēnei mahi e mahi ai.

He wāhanga whakahaere tēnei o te tukanga whakawhiti o Pōneke hei Tāone Whakaaweawe e hou ana tāna rongo i te ao whānui hei tāone ārahi mō te whakauka otiia, hei tāone pai atu hei nōhanga, mahi, toro, mahi pārekareka anō hoki.

Tory Whanau 

Laurie Foon
Koromatua Tuarua


The autumn months are on us and they don’t just bring cooler weather, they also mark the start of significant work in Wellington which will become a city in transition to a more vibrant, resilient future.

The changes are what Wellingtonians have asked for – a more inclusive Golden Mile, an extended bike network, infrastructure upgrades and, excitingly, the opening of Tākina, our new Conference and Exhibition Centre.

We are scheduling this work so that we can minimise disruption and people can still move around and enjoy the city while work is going on. It’s vital to protect and nurture the vitality of the CBD at this time.

We are collaborating with locally owned businesses on the Golden Mile to minimise the impact of work near them, and to ensure they know when that work will take place.

It’s part of the process of Wellington being transformed into a city of impact that’s globally recognised as a world leader in sustainability – and an even better place to live, work, visit and play.

Tory Whanau

Laurie Foon
Deputy Mayor

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Wā tākaro Playtime

E puta ki te tākaro – come out and play!

We’re proud to make Wellington city a great place for kids to live, full of free and lively spaces for tamariki to explore.

Wellington boasts dozens of beaches, bushy reserves, parks, gardens, and trails. Check out somewhere new to play this autumn.

Roll up to Tawa Skate Park

Ramp up the fun by visiting the new Tawa Skate Park. Bring a helmet, some wheels, and your best give-it-a-go attitude.

Swing by Pirie Street Play Area

The Pirie Street Play Area has just been refreshed, and it’s looking better than ever Bring your tamariki to have a go on the playground and try out the new Calisthenics Park.

Go for a spin at Breaker Bay Play Area

Kitted out with new safety surfacing, as well as fun equipment to spin, swing, slide and spring on, the refreshed Breaker Bay Play Area is a great place to check out with the whānau.

Go bush at Ōtari track and picnic area

Adventure through the new Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush track to see Wellington’s oldest tree, Moko, and finish off with a hearty picnic in the Troup Picnic Area.

Explore your own backyard

Find play in the everyday by exploring your community. Climb a tree, go native bird watching, or have a go at our nature scavenger hunt and challenge. Find out more about nature play.

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Ō tātou wāhi Our Places

Positively Pōneke

Wellington is undergoing a once- in-a-generation transformation. Major infrastructure upgrades are needed to make our city a better place to live, work, and play.

Wellingtonians have told us this work is essential and it can’t be delayed, so we’re getting construction rolling throughout 2023 and beyond. Read more about Positively Pōneke.

Pitopito kōrero News

Making it easier to bus

While Greater Wellington Regional Council run the bus service, Wellington City Council delivers improvements for public transport by making changes to improve bus efficiency and access to buses. New bus lanes are popping up around the city – you’ll see new bus lanes between Newtown and the city, and Botanic Garden ki Paekākā and the city.

You can use a bus lane if you are:

  • on a bus
  • driving an emergency vehicle
  • riding a bike, e-scooter or motorbike
  • driving a taxi with passengers
  • driving up to 50m before turning left into a side street or driveway.

But a reminder – bus only lanes are marked with ‘bus only’ and are just for buses.

Making more improvements for buses and bikes are planned for Kilbirnie, Thorndon, Brooklyn, Wadestown and Karori this year.

We want to keep the community involved as we plan more changes across the city and get your input as designs are developed. Keep up to date with transport projects and have your say on projects in your area.

Kaupapa Pūtea | Funding

We have a range of funding available for community groups and projects to help make our city a better place. Contact our funding team to talk through your idea for a project and check our calendar for closing dates.

Community composting

Our Community Composting Hubs trial is underway. We’re helping six community groups to compost food scraps and green waste from their site or surrounding households using a variety of systems. As a shared project by Council’s Community Services and Climate Change Response units, the trial is exploring conditions that support safe, viable and ecologically responsible community composting.

We are also investigating models and methods that might make composting more accessible and seeking to improve community and household composting practices.

Murals to celebrate cultural heritage

You might have already seen one or two of our new murals popping up around the city, on the retaining wall at Bowen Street, or at the St James Theatre. These are part of a series planned to celebrate mana whenua sites of significance and contribute to safe and vibrant public spaces.

Wellington Writers Walk

The Wellington Writers Walk has been an iconic part of the waterfront ever since the first plaques were unveiled in 2002. Check out the new website with interactive map to help guide you between the 23 plaques and benchmarks.

Help shape the future of your happy places

We need to hear from you about the future of parks and recreation in Wellington city and to ensure your happy places in Wellington are easy to get to, fun to be in, and thriving in years to come.

Visit letstalk.wellington.govt.nz before 14 April to share your thoughts on the Draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy. Submissions will then be considered, and the final plan completed by mid-2023.

Moving towards zero waste

We’re committed to halving carbon emissions by 2030 and becoming a net zero emission city by 2050. Waste is a big part of our carbon footprint, and work is already underway to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 50 percent by 2030.

To help us achieve this we created the Zero Waste Strategy, which we ran a consultation on in February. It’s due to go back to Council for adoption soon and marks a milestone in Wellington’s move away from a throwaway economy to a circular economy – one where waste is eliminated, and valuable resources are re-used.

Getting to zero waste is a big job, and we need your help. While we get the strategy underway, check out what you can do to start reducing your own household or business waste.

Tawa Skate Park upgrade complete

Tawa Skate Park officially re-opened in February and has already been shredded (that’s a good thing!). The park was co-designed with local skaters and has features inspired by iconic spots from around the world. Huge thanks to Steph Knight for initiating the project and to skateboarders Kevin Francis, Max Olijnyk and Ben Colvin for their expertise and insights in creating the space.

Our play areas are being refreshed

Play area renewals for 2023 are in full swing following community engagements in 2022. Expect to see changes in the Grenada Village, Warwick Street in Wilton and Miramar North play areas very soon. With your help, we’ve confirmed the final design for the Botanic Garden ki Paekākā Play Area, with works beginning this quarter. After public feedback, a considered new design is also being developed for the Cuba Street Play Area.

Preserving our city’s history online

Ever wish you could look back at a past edition of Tō Tātou Pōneke Our Wellington, after your old copy has gone off for recycling? The Wellington City Archives team is working to ensure that digital copies of these publications are available to the public. Visit archivesonline.wcc.govt.nz to find them. We still have a few gaps to plug so get in touch at archives@wcc.govt.nz if there's an edition you're keen to see uploaded.

Ngā mahi whakangahau Put it on the calendar

Check out some of the exciting events the Council is supporting over the autumn months. For more information, visit our events and festivals page.

Note: This information is current as of the date of the original publication of 24 March 2023. Please check the individual event websites and social media pages to see whether an event is on, has moved online, and for up-to-date venue and entry information.


9.30am–3.30pm, every Mon–Sat | Capital E

A new play activation has landed in PlayHQ that will take your tamariki on an expedition out of this world! SpaceHQ is stationed on the moon where tamariki can learn about our place in the solar system and how to be a space explorer.

Ōtari Raranga Weavers

Fortnightly Sat and occasional evenings Ōtari–Wilton’s Bush

Learn about traditional Māori weaving and healing practices using native plants at Ōtari Wilton’s Bush. Beginners welcome, with affordable and koha pricing options. Visit otariraranga.wordpress.com

Waste–ed: Parenting with Kate Meads

Online modules on demand. Learn more about what you need when you become a new parent – visit katemeads.co.nz/collections/wellington-city

School holidays at Zealandia 

9am–5pm, Fri 7–Sun 23 Apr Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne

Visit Zealandia during the holidays and discover what lives below the surface of our streams and lakes with a freshwater themed treasure hunt – visit zealandia.com/events

Let’s Get Wellington Dreaming

Apr–Jun | Various public sites

Join Urban Dream Brokerage in imagining your future city, with social swings, app-based public theatre, musical sewing jams, tv studio and street dance.

Wellington Phoenix FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

Sat 1 Apr | Sky Stadium

Double header: 12.15pm – Wellington Phoenix A League Women vs Melbourne Victory; 3pm – Wellington Phoenix A League Men vs Melbourne Victory FC – visit wellingtonphoenix.com

Music at the Begonia

11am–12noon, Sun 2 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun Botanic Garden ki Paekākā | Free

Enjoy free music in the Begonia House Foyer. wellingtongardens.nz

Tuatara Open Late

5pm–10pm, Thu 6 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun City Gallery Wellington

Enjoy a changing programme of art, music, film, and talks.

Wellington Saints games

TSB Bank Arena

Wellington Saints take on: Bay Hawks (7pm, Sat 8 Apr); Franklin Bulls (7pm, Thu 13 Apr); Auckland Tuatara (6pm, Sun 23 Apr); Nelson Giants (7pm, Sat 29 Apr); Southland Sharks (6pm, Sun 21 May); Canterbury Rams (5pm, Sat 27 May); Otago Nuggets (7pm, Fri 9 Jun).

Blue Stories Project: Journeys out of perinatal depression

Until Mon 10 Apr | Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub

An exhibition of inspiring and encouraging local stories with original pop–art style portraits. Connect with these storytellers and the stories that so often remain untold – visit bluestoriesproject.com

Gallery Babes

11am & 1pm, Tue 11 Apr, 16 May, 13 Jun | City Gallery Wellington

Bring the baby and enjoy a short tour of one of City Gallery Wellington’s exhibitions. Best suited to those with babies up to 12 months. Book at City Gallery

Gallery Seniors

11am, Wed 12 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun | City Gallery Wellington

Explore selected exhibitions with a talented tour guide at City Gallery Wellington. Then continue the conversation with a complimentary morning tea. For visitors 65+. Book at City Gallery

Hurricanes games

Sky Stadium

Catch the Hurricanes go head–to–head with the: Chiefs (7.05pm, Sat 15 Apr); Brumbies (7.05pm, Fri 28 Apr); Moana Pasifika (4.35pm, Sat 13 May); Crusaders (7.05pm, Sat 3 Jun).

Pulse games

TSB Bank Arena

The Pulse go up against: Southern Steel (7pm, Mon 17 Apr); Northern Stars (7pm, Sat 22 Apr); Northern Mystics (4pm, Sun 14 May); Mainland Tactix (7pm, Sat 20 May).

Glow in the Dark Titiwai Tours

7pm & 8pm, Fri 21 Apr, 19 May, 16 Jun | Botanic Garden ki Paekākā

Join the Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden for a fascinating tour into the world of titiwai, New Zealand's glow worms! Space is limited so bookings required. Book at wellingtongardens.nz

Family Day at City Gallery

11am–4pm, Sat 22 Apr | City Gallery Wellington | Free

There will be heaps of fun, free, family–friendly activities happening this Saturday at City Gallery Wellington’s Family Day.

Anzac Day

Tue 25 Apr | Pukeahu National War Memorial

With support from Wellington City Council, the Wellington RSA marks Anzac Day with several commemorative events around Wellington on 25 April.

National Arts Festival

Sat 29 Apr–13 May | Capital E

The Capital E National Arts Festival is back, bringing you the best of children’s theatre and performance.

Waste–ed with Kate Meads

6pm–8pm, Tue 2 May | Sustainability Trust

Learn why and how to reduce your waste – visit katemeads.co.nz

Food Lovers Masterclass with Kate Meads

6pm–8pm, Wed 3 May | Central Park Apartments

Learn tips and tricks to reduce food waste and save money – visit katemeads.co.nz

Visa Wellington On a Plate

Fri 5–Sun 21 May | Various locations 

Get ready for the tastiest months of the year as Wellington serves up a refreshed food festival. The May edition of Visa Wellington On a Plate will showcase Dine, Events, Pop-up’s and Cocktail.

NZ International Comedy Festival 

Fri 5–Sun 28 May | Various locations 

Comedy Festival is back! Celebrating 30 years of great laughs.

City Gallery Opening Day

From 10am, Sat 6 May | City Gallery Wellington

Be the first to see what’s new as we celebrate the opening of our latest first floor exhibitions.

Botanic Encounters

9am–4pm, Fri 26 May–Thu 1 Jun | Botanic Garden ki Paekākā | Free

An exhibition in the Begonia House Foyer featuring works by textile design students.

Doc Edge Festival

Wed 7–Sun 18 Jun | The Roxy Cinema

The best documentary films from New Zealand and around the world – visit docedge.nz

Doc Edge XR Exhibition

Mon 12–Sun 18 Jun

A showcase of digital interactive storytelling. See website for venue details – visit docedge.nz

Lōemis Festival

Fri 9–Wed 21 Jun | Various locations

An annual arts festival with fantastical and transformative new works – visit loemis.nz

Kids Night Walks at Zealandia

Apr–Oct | Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne

Experience the sights and sounds of Zealandia at night. For tamariki aged 5+.

Tautaiao Eco City

Hire an e-bike to easily get where you want to go

Wellingtonians and visitors looking for convenient, zero carbon ways to get around can now easily hire e-bikes or e-scooters. We’re working with existing operators Flamingo and Beam to trial e-bikes so future, more permanent, share services can be tailored to Te Whanganui-a-Tara. The bikes come with helmets, and are locked and unlocked using an app. 

Pick one up from suburban locations in the morning, ride the next leg of your journey from the station, or take a spin on one of the city’s new bike routes. Your next ride will be cheaper if you return bikes to one of the new drop zones or any of the other preferred parking spots marked in the apps. Find out more about scooter and bike share schemes.

Charging your EV just got easier

If you own an EV or are thinking of buying one, you’ll be happy to hear our chargers at Ākau Tangi Sports Centre, Kilbirnie Recreation Centre, and Karori Recreation Centre are now live and ready to use. Another charger will be going online at Nairnville Recreation Centre in the coming weeks. These chargers are part of our Charged-up Capital Project, supported by funding from EECA and operated on our behalf by Meridian. You can find the location of all public EV chargers at plugshare.com

Fix your bike for free with Bikespace

Bikespace has been bustling with activity this year with hundreds of cyclists dropping in to learn how to fix their bikes for free. Head along to Bikespace to gain a better understanding of how a bike works plus the skills to fix and maintain your own bike. Find the blue Bikespace container, featuring a well-equipped workshop staffed by mechanics, next to the Te Papa car park, where Tory and Cable streets meet. Visit facebook.com/WellingtonBikespace to check this week’s opening hours.

There's now also the Mobile Bikespace – an outreach service based on a bright yellow cargo bike, MoBi. Mobile Bikespace will be available to support community events and visit community centres and workplaces to bring the trusted Bikespace service to where it is needed. If you are interested in booking Bikespace for your community event or to support cycling at your workplace, get in touch at bikespace@wcc.govt.nz

The Pōneke Promise – working together for a safer, more vibrant central city

The Te Aro Park upgrades

Back in December we said goodbye to the Te Aro Park toilets for good. Work will start on building new toilets across the road at Inglewood Place in early 2024 once Wellington Water has completed installation of a pump station. These new toilets will be designed with safety and accessibility front of mind. In the meantime, we’re working to install some temporary toilets nearby on the corner of Dixon and Victoria streets to bridge the gap.

The toilet demolition marks the next stage of design improvements to the area, following the completion of the Dixon Street upgrades – also part of the Pōneke Promise project. We've undertaken initial engagement with mana whenua and residents about their aspirations for the park and we're using this to develop a concept plan. Further consultation will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the concept plan before we finalise what the upgrades will involve. Construction is planned to start in October 2023 after the FIFA World Cup. Find public toilet locations around the city.

Eyes On safety training 

Pōneke Promise partners First Retail Group and NZ Police are working collaboratively with Wellington City Council to deliver safety, welfare and proactive crime prevention training sessions for consumer-facing businesses in Wellington. The Eyes On training includes helpful tips and tricks for identifying, managing and responding to anti-social behaviour in a retail environment, focusing on things like situational awareness, tactical communication and dealing with difficult people and threats. These sessions are run on demand, so if you're interested in attending one, please email lorraine@firstretailgroup.com or call 04 979 6528.

Sign up to the Pōneke Promise newsletter to stay up to date.

Tō tātou hāpori Our community

Wāhine embracing Wellington waters

A group of Pōneke women are finding support and making the most of the city’s beautiful blue spaces all year round by regularly meeting up to plunge into the gorgeous, but glacial waters of Island Bay.

The Hardcore Oceanics: The Mermaid Express Swim Squad, or HOTMESS for short, started as a group chat between four mums with a shared love for ocean swimming. Two years later, HOTMESS is a community of more than 50 people.

The cold-water club organise meet ups all year round to take advantage of the South Coast together. While some members choose to just dip their toes in, others swim out to the island, or even around the island, roughly 2.8km! The team are out rain or shine and swims are always followed up by a group selfie on the beach.

The group has been a great boost for members’ mental health, while providing all the benefits of cold-water swimming. It’s a safe and supportive community for wāhine to enjoy Wellington’s waters and do something they love.

With so many bays, Wellington is an ocean swimmer’s dream. Be sure to check it’s safe to swim on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa website before heading out.

Supporting our rainbow communities

Rainbow communities experience disproportionally higher rates of anxiety, suicide, and depression than the general population in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We sought to support rainbow communities in Wellington through Make Visible Te Whanganui-a-Tara, a community-led project developed and facilitated by artist, curator, and activist Shannon Novak.

The project aims to grow support for local rainbow communities by making visible challenges and triumphs for these communities, in ways that work for them.

Outputs of the project will include artistic interventions in public spaces, exhibitions, performances, identification and development of city-wide rainbow safe spaces, an online platform for rainbow communities to share experiences, and a permanent archive of Wellington’s rainbow history, experiences, and content.

The Make Visible Te Whanganui-a-Tara project is open to participation from both rainbow and non-rainbow communities. If you’d like to get involved email us at make.visible@wcc.govt.nz 

Mahi toi Capital arts

Note: This information is current as of the date of the original publication of 24 March 2023. Please check the venue’s individual websites and social media pages to see whether an event is on, has moved online, and for up-to-date venue and entry information.

Coming up at City Gallery Wellington

Ana Iti – I must shroud myself in a stinging nettle

On now until Sun 23 Apr

I must shroud myself in a stinging nettle ties together Ana Iti’s artistic explorations of moving image, large-scale sculpture, and text. The exhibition presents Roharoha, a dual-channel video work alongside Shelters, a new sculptural work commissioned for this exhibition. Together, these works consider the notion of shelter in relation to the kahukura, a butterfly species endemic to Aotearoa.

Martin Basher & Ben Buchanan – SOUR GRAPES

On now until Sun 23 Apr

SOUR GRAPES brings together Te Whanganui-a-Tara artists Ben Buchanan and Martin Basher. Both push painting beyond the frame, into other media, onto walls, floors and into the world in order to explore some of the possibilities and tensions for painting now.

Antireality perversion void

On now until Sun 23 Apr

Building upon her own transdisciplinary art practice, Jess Johnson has curated a collection of ceramic objects by makers who work from the underbelly of contemporary ceramics, where the gothic, punk, macabre, mythological, and magical prevail. Featuring work by; Janet Beckhouse, Emily Hunt, Rose Salmon, Nichola Shanley, Laurie Steer and Nathan Taare.

Reuben Paterson – The Only Dream Left

On now until Sun 18 Jun

The Only Dream Left looks back at Reuben Paterson’s 25 years of practice to emphasise its journey forwards. Paterson’s work first seduces with lavish colours, forms and materials, harnessing the magical and transformative properties of light. The swirling, optical energy of these works – often using his signature material of glitter – then pry open the complex issues and tensions that sit just beneath the surface of all things.

Autumn Exhibitions

From Sat 6 May

A new suite of shows includes a new project by contemporary jewellery artist Moniek Schrijer, a photographic installation by Tāmaki Makarau based artist Stella Brennan, and an exhibition of new work by Sione Tuívailala Monū.

Visit citygallery.org.nz | Te Ngākau Civic Square

Courtenay Place Light Boxes

Ko Te Reo ō Ngā Tāngata / The People’s Voice: We are Pōneke City Housing Tenants

On now until Sun 4 Jun

Social housing tenants have written stories, made art, and taken photographs in collaboration with David Cook, Mark Amery, and Anna Brown. This socially engaged art project channels the voices of Wellington City Housing tenants.

Coming up at Toi Pōneke Gallery

Sam Clague – Under Heaven’s Heel

On now until Fri 21 Apr

Under Heaven’s Heel examines the dynamic antagonisms between the mobile vulgus (dangerous masses) and the ruling minority. The exhibition examines a half-century of ideological refinement and the engine of exploitation at the heart of renaissance capitalism.

Cristopher Ramos Flores – Little Portals

Sat 29 Apr–Fri 12 May

Toi Pōneke Sound Resident of 2022 Cristopher Ramos Flores in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington presents Little Portals, a mechatronic sound installation. It explores the sounds and memories that letterboxes create as portals connecting people at a distance.

Simon L Wong, Chyna Lily, Jacqueline Trinh, Allister Tran, Matthew Yee, Grace Ko – Sailing Lanterns 

Sat 20 May–Fri 16 Jun

Sailing Lanterns emerged from an ongoing self-exploration project of navigating Asian identity within Aotearoa. Guiding the viewer through the space curated with multi-media works, Sailing Lanterns follows an unsettled search for identity by nurturing a sense of community amongst people with shared experiences.

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre

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