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Summer of events in Wellington

Summer 2013 is sure to be a memorable on in the capital this year. Here is just a small flavor of what’s going on in the warmer months.

This year Wellingtonians will notice a stronger harbour theme to our events programme. Some of the highlights include the Waka showcase โ€“ with bands and kai โ€“ outside the new Wharewaka Te Raukura on Waitangi Day, the Chinese New Year parade on the waterfront and Salsa at Sunset lessons on top of the Band Rotunda in Oriental Bay.

Wellingtonians can even get up close and personal with the crews and yachts from the Global Ocean Race, here until 29 January.

For film buffs, thereโ€™ll again be Films by Starlight outdoor screenings in the Dell, in the Wellington Botanic Garden. Itโ€™ll again be a mix of classics and new films, with four films screening from 18-26 January.

On Waitangi Day (6 February) Wellington will be alive and hopping with Te Ra o Waitangi on Wellington waterfront and One Love 2013 at Foxglove.

Popular community events like the Island Bay Festival and Kilbirnie Festival return in 2012, and with its festive atmosphere, the Newtown Festival on 4 March will not disappoint either.

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There will be plenty of thrilling sporting action on offer in Wellington, with the party atmosphere of the 2012 NZ International Sevens at Westpac Stadium from 3-4 February, the AMI Round the Bays Fun Run and the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival in mid March. Cricket fans should note there will also be top quality cricket action at Wellington’s Basin Reserve and Westpac Stadium this summer too, with the NZ BLACKCAPS hosting England.

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