Friday, June 2, 2023
Wellington, Takina, the new conference and exhibition centre, has officially opened marking the beginning of a bustling year ahead with more than 50 multi–day conferences already booked.
The grand opening on Wednesday commenced with a morning blessing performed by Taranaki Whanui, the traditional Maori guardians of Wellington Harbour and its surrounding lands. Also a celebration later that evening was attended by more than 700 guests, including local Maori representatives, dignitaries, stakeholders, and clients.
The event showcased the city’s diverse cultural scene, treating guests to the finest local cuisine, beverage, and performances. Renowned groups such as World of Wearable Art (WOW), Connections Pasifika Choir, and Negati Poneke Young Maori Club are to be present.
The Festival for the Future, the first official event is scheduled to take place on June 8 – 9. Additionally, the public exhibition ‘Jurassic World by Brickman will run from June 3 to October 16, marking the commencement of public engagements at Takina.