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Matariki ki Pōneke

There’s plenty to see and do on Wellington’s waterfront with kai trucks, music, storytelling, Matariki fireworks and free Ahi Kā walks which offer an immersive experience honouring our culture and history. You can find out more about what’s happening here.

June 23, 2022
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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to the Wairarapa for 2022

The Festival Team

Martinborough is the epicentre of activity for Visa Wellington On a Plate, with burgers, cocktails, events and more for the month of August. And along with the White Swan​ in Greytown, makes for a solid day trip from the CBD being just over an hour away, or an easy weekender!

May 31, 2022
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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Porirua for 2022

The Festival Team

Porirua. Famous for sports heroes with hairdos like Jerry Collins, New Zealand’s favourite chocolate maker, Whittaker’s, and for the month of August it is bursting with burgers, bikes fixing with beers and a spot of culture. Did we mention it's also the hometown of 2022 Cuisine Magazine Chef of the Year Monique Fiso? So go on, get out and explore the culinary delights the city has to offer.

May 31, 2022
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How to be a foodie during Visa Wellington On a Plate

The Festival Team

With hundreds of unique festival events, Dine Wellington dishes, Garage Project presents Burger Wellington and Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s to explore, we’ve put together a mini-guide to help you make the most of your August across the Greater Wellington Region.

May 31, 2022
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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Kāpiti for 2022

The Festival Team

The Kāpiti coast is well positioned to fix your cravings this August with a bumper crop of burgers alongside two events, topped off with a refreshing cocktail. Make a trip to Wellington’s hidden foodie gem filled with great local producers (and brewery!) to get a taste of Visa Wellington On a Plate this August!

May 26, 2022
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Visa Wellington On a Plate Guide to Lower Hutt for 2022

The Welly On a Plate team

Lower Hutt is well loved for its meandering trails next to the Hutt River, the gorgeous Petone foreshore and being only 15 minutes from Wellington’s CBD on a good day it’s a must visit spot for Visa Wellington On a Plate fans.

May 26, 2022
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A la carte: Boomrock Lodge

Tom Eastwick - Boomrock Lodge

Over the years, the Boomrock team has put together incredible Festival Event experiences for our festival attendees. Often multiple courses feasts creatively paired with the rich story of the Boomrock estate and fun activities.

May 9, 2022
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Take your tastebuds on a cocktail tour

The Festival Team

Wellington is spoiled for choice with its cocktail bar scene! Our local bartenders are all incredibly talented and imaginative when it comes to creating concoctions that embellish our memories. Here are a couple of tipples that have caught our attention. From newly released cocktail lists to old classics, you'll be sure to find the perfect concoction to send off summer in style.

March 16, 2022
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