Wellington Region Events



Parkin Drawing Prize 2018

The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making. Entry is free - koha is appreciated. All the artworks are for sale, giving admirers and collectors the opportunity to purchase some wonderful pieces.  Keep Reading


Writers on Mondays - The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke

Tina Makereti is a fiction writer who has also been recognised for her non-fiction, winning the Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing (Non-fiction) in 2009. She has twice won the Fiction award at the Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards, first in 2011 for her short-story collection Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, and... Keep Reading


Writers on Mondays - Best New Zealand Poems 2017

Best New Zealand Poems is published annually by Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. Get ready for Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (on 24 August) by coming along to hear seven of the best read work selected for Best New Zealand Poems – and be sure to visit www.bestnewzealandpoems.org.nz to view the full... Keep Reading


Writers on Mondays - Pasture and Flock - Anna Jackson

Pastoral yet gritty, intellectual and witty, sweet but with stings in their tails, the poems and sequences collected in the careerspanning new book Pasture and Flock are essential reading for both long-term and new admirers of Anna Jackson’s slanted approach to lyric poetry. Jackson made her debut in AUP New Poets 1 before publishing six... Keep Reading


2018 November Meeting - Economic Outlook - Liz Kendall ANZ

Liz Kendall, ANZ Economist will give Capital PIA members a snapshot of her views on the long term economic forecast. Keep Reading


Enabling communities workshop 2018

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and the Wellington JPD Commission are holding an interactive workshop on disability and participation Keep Reading


Lunchtime Concert Old St Paul's - City Jazz - an Encore

CITY JAZZ is a great little Dixieland and swing jazz band which plays a lively mix of jazz, swing, blues, ballads and a few surprises. The band can also play some rock ‘n’ roll, should the need arise! Keep Reading


Top Dog Film Festival NZ Tour 2018

Celebrate the canine connection through this collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people.  After the sellout success of the inaugural Top Dog Film Festival in 2017 the cunningly canine filled program of heartwarming and inspiring dog films is coming to New Zealand this August and September. Keep Reading


Writers on Mondays- Harry Ricketts

A poet, editor, biographer, critic and academic, Harry Ricketts teaches English literature and creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington. He has published over thirty books, including the internationally acclaimed The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling (1999), How to Catch a Cricket Match (2006) and Strange Meetings: The... Keep Reading


Writers on Mondays- Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti

Kate Duignan’s new novel The New Ships is set in Wellington after the fall of the Twin Towers, and traverses London, Europe and the Indian subcontinent. In Rajorshi Chakraborti’s fifth novel The Man Who Would Not See a man travels from small-town India to Wellington with the apparent objective of blowing up every part of his younger... Keep Reading


DCM Bookfair 2018

DCM's 23rd annual Bookfair will be held on Saturday 4 August at Shed 6 on Wellington's waterfront. The Bookfair is the largest of its kind in Wellington, and DCM's major fundraiser of the year, essential to the on-going success of the work that we do to end homelessness in Wellington. Keep Reading


Roy Orbison Reborn

“Roy Orbison Reborn” Starring Internationally Renowned "DEAN BOURNE" "21st Anniversary Celebration" “Direct From A Sold Out Ireland National Tour” Over 50 Hits, Millions Of Record Sales, Sold Out Concerts – Come and relive the sound, the voice & all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an International Tribute production starring The Wor Keep Reading


Gospel and Brass

An exciting FREE concert of Gospel music - featuring the Hamilton Community Gospel Choir; and brass band music - featuring The Salvation Army's Wellington Citadel Band Keep Reading

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