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Tākina receives 5-Star Green Star Design certification

20 May 2021

Tākina is the first convention centre in New Zealand / Aotearoa to achieve a 5-Star Green Star Design certification.

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First events at Tākina locked in as construction continues

10 February 2021

As Wellington prepares for the dawn of an exciting new conference and exhibition future, it’s apt that one of the first events confirmed for Tākina is Festival for the Future – a multi-day conference with more than 1200 delegates.

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Wellington's convention centre rapidly taking shape, with work soon to start on façade

27 January 2021

Starting the new year off with a bang, the Tākina build is taking shape and on track for the 2023 opening.

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Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre honoured with Māori name

13 August 2020

The city selected the name after working in close collaboration with local iwi (indigenous) partners based in or near Wellington – New Zealand’s capital city.

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Work to start on Wellington’s Convention and Exhibition Centre

27 August 2019

The ground has been broken for the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, a first-of-its-kind building for the country which will lead the way for resilience and sustainability.

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Wellington to make an exhibition of itself – in the best way possible

30 May 2019

Delegates are in for a treat when the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre (WCEC) opens its doors in the heart of the coolest little capital in the world.

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Conference & Exhibition Centre opens a world of opportunities

13 December 2018

Wellington’s future as a business events destination has been assured with Wellington City Council giving the green light for the new Conference and Exhibition Centre (CEC).

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