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Mice Net : August 2008
new zealand wellington for events According to the Wellington Convention Bureau and those who utilise New Zealand’s capital regularly, one of its best features is its so-called “walkability”. Central Wellington is only two kilometres in diameter meaning you can walk from one side to the other in under 30 minutes! C Hotels and meeting venues are just a short stroll from shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, art galleries and theatres. No wonder conference logistics is a breeze in Wellington. Who needs bus transfers when a pleasant walk is a better option? Away from the conference rooms, delegates can spend time discovering Wellington’s creative edge. The city bustles with museums, ombine its wonderful offsite attractions with a plethora of meeting venues and Wellington really is a great place for conventions, incentives and special events. Wellington boasts amazing arts and cultural experiences, fantastic food and wine, and a compact downtown area… everything a planner could want. art galleries, theatre, dance, music and more. The city is home to the stunning Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the country’s premier museum that is wall-to-wall features and attractions. As is stated in its charter, Te Papa provides museum services that contribute to the New Zealand government’s outcome of preserving and presenting the taonga (treasures) of its people, interpreting the heritage of New Zealand for national and international audiences, and helping establish New Zealand’s place in the world through contextualising New Zealand heritage within the heritage of other cultures. Its large, spacious interior is not only a great place for conference groups to spend time in-between meetings, but is fast becoming one of the country’s most attractive off-site venues for special events. ABOVE: Te Papa from Wellington Harbour, Wellington. Image courtesy of WellingtonNZ.com. The Capital’s largest conferencing venues Venues are what we do best, and we will provide you with the perfect solution for your next event. Choose from one of our four unique venues and experience the expertise,support and five star service we are renowned for. Contact us today… www.wellingtonconventioncentre.com Freephone:0800 20 23 24 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE WELLINGTON TOWN HALL TSB BANK ARENA CIVIC SQUARE mice.net 121