Festival Fever Hits:
The next two months are about to blast off as New Zealand’s largest and most celebrated cultural event, The New Zealand International Arts Festival, bursts into life once again. This year’s bill is as outstanding as ever.

In true Wellington style, New Zealand’s biggest Fringe Festival comes thundering back for a record 13th year.
Plunge into the eclectic energy of a number of incredible acts. Be sure to check out Rockin the Fringe at Indigo Bar and Chalk the Walk at Frank Kitts Park.

The Volvo Ocean Race sails into port on the 16th February providing a perfect opportunity to spend some time on Wellington’s waterfront. Check out the yachts and chat to the crews.

If you are into sport, Wellington is hosting World Wrestling Entertainment, World Cup Cycling, the Dragon Boat Festival, NZ vs West Indies cricket and Super 14 during March.

Make certain you are in the midst of the action; a weekend in Wellington this February or March is the perfect way to make sure that summer holiday feeling doesn’t disappear just yet.

Other News:
A Kate Sylvester store is opening in Wellington on Cuba Street in February. Watch this space for further details.

The Levi’s store on Customhouse Quay has re-opened; stop by and check it out.

Festival Affair with The Duxton Hotel Wellington:

To ensure you are right in the middle of the Festival action, check out this deal from The Duxton Hotel Wellington for February and March:
Package includes:
– One night accommodation for two
– Breakfast for two
– Wine and cheese basket for two
– Late Checkout of 1pm
All for $199 incl GST per room per night. (Upgrade to Club Level for an extra $60+GST per night).

Valid for Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights, from 3 February to 2 April 2006. Subject to availability.

Upcoming Events:

Gala of The Royal Horses
9/02/2006 – 10/02/2006
The Events Centre

The Wedding
22/03/2006 – 26/03/2006
Westpac St James Theatre

Romeo and Juliet
The Opera House

Amici Forever
Michael Fowler Centre

An Afternoon in Provence
Former vegetable garden, Government House

The Events Centre

De La Soul
Wellington Town Hall

Playing Miss Havisham
17/02/2006 – 4/03/2006
Circa Theatre

Fringe Festival
10/02/06 – 05/03/06
Various Venues

Meridian Energy Summer City 2006
Until 26/02/2006
Various Venues around Wellington City

2006 New Zealand International Arts Festival
24/02/2006 – 19/03/2006
Various venues in Wellington

AXA New Zealand International Sevens
3/02/2006 – 4/02/2006
Westpac Stadium

Volvo Ocean Race – Round the World 2005 – 2006
16/02/2006 – 19/02/2006
Wellington Waterfront

Cricket One Day International: New Zealand vs West Indies
Westpac Stadium

Super 14 Rugby: Hurricanes vs Cats
Westpac Stadium

World Wrestling Entertainment
Westpac Stadium

National Dragon Boat Festival
11/03/2006 – 12/03/2006
Wellington Waterfront

Cricket Test: New Zealand vs West Indies
17/03/2006 – 21/03/2006
Basin Reserve

Super 14 Rugby: Hurricanes vs Sharks
Westpac Stadium

Splendours of Japan
4/03/2006 – 30/04/2006
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

For other great events on in Wellington, check out the events section on www.WellingtonNZ.com

Brought to you by Positively Wellington Tourism

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