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The 2016-17 Experience Wellington Annual Report is now available online on the Corporate Information page of the Experience Wellington website.

We have had a very successful year with record aggregate visitation of 780,414 which when added to website visits and social media followers reaches a grand total of 1,087,511.

The year will be remembered for:

  • Cindy Sherman at City Gallery Wellington which contributed an estimated $1.4 million to the Wellington economy.­
  • Wellington Museum’s Ngā Heke, showing different perspectives of Wellington’s colourful history, and Flux, a new co-operative community space for, by and with young people.
  • Capital E’s 8th biennial National Arts Festival which featured the winning films from the 2016 Roxy5 Short Film Competition; and
  • Space Place achieving record visitation.

These, and our many other visitor experiences which are available to Wellingtonians and visitors to our city, nearly every day of the year, are made possible because of Wellington City Council’s ongoing support and the support you provide as visitors, friends, supporters and sponsors.

2017-18 is just as full-on:  City Gallery’s entrance and orientation foyer will be refurbished later this year; we will also confirm plans for the next phase of Wellington Museum’s development; a supercharged Capital E and the many other projects in the pipeline – all designed to add value to Wellington’s vitality.

Thank you for your support in 2016-17 and we look forward to working with you this year.

Nāku iti noa, nā

Pat Stuart
Chief Executive