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Wellington crowned New Zealand’s most creative place for third straight year
For the third consecutive year, the Wellington region has been named the most creative in New Zealand based on the Infometrics Creativity Measure.
The newly released report advises that "not only is Wellington City in a league of its own but it has been widening the gap with its closest rivals over the past 10 years".
The Creativity Measure is based on the proportion of the workforce in each of New Zealand’s territorial authorities employed in creative industries and occupations. Wellington City led the way on 6.5%, compared with second ranked Auckland on 4.6%.
Also in the top 10 of New Zealand’s most creative cities and districts were Kapiti Coast (4th), Carterton (6th), Lower Hutt City (7th), South Wairarapa (8th) and Porirua (9th).
Explaining that the survey reinforces the fact that the Wellington region is packed with creators, thinkers, designers and dreamers who provide the creative heart of New Zealand, Lance Walker, Chief Executive of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA/WellingtonNZ) stated "Wellington City is globally renowned for its melting pot of creativity through established companies such as Weta and Pik Pok, smart tech start-ups such as Sharesies and Raygun, innovative performance events like the World of WearableArt Awards Show and Second Unit, and a host of other Wellington-based creators, events, and organisations.
"But having five other Wellington cities and districts retain their top 10 positions in the survey shows that world class creative talent is located right across the Wellington region.
"Having a vibrant, creative economy bodes well for the future of the region and reinforces that this is a desirable place for creative talent to live."
Image shows Wellington's Garden Magic, courtesy of WellingtonNZ.
1st August 2019 - Fundraising effort for Wellington National Music Centre hits $18 million
23rd July 2019 - Report shows value of New Zealand’s creative spaces
6th December 2018 - Arts Market set to launch New Zealand performing arts worldwide
24th April 2018 - WREDA report supports case for new Wellington indoor arena
13th March 2018 - Wellington City Council to invest in ‘decade of culture’
28th January 2018 - Circa Theatre and Te Papa reveal potential of museum space
7th October 2017 - New chapter for Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse
12th September 2017 - Wellington Opera House performance adjusts ticket prices to reflect gender pay gap
21st November 2016 - Spectacular new art space planned for Wellington’s Te Papa
24th September 2015 - New Wellington agency aims to boost city’s prosperity
13th September 2015 - $1 million boost for regional arts and cultural activities in Wellington
22nd February 2015 - New Wellington economic development agency moves forward
15th February 2015 - Peter Jackson looks to First World War museum project
15th October 2014 - Leisure agencies to merge into Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency
2nd October 2013 - Wellington attractions and arts organisations in line for cash boost
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