Wellington has partnered with Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand, to be the operator for Tākina, the city’s convention centre opening in mid-2023.
Since opening in 1998, Te Papa has been a leading conference and events venue in New Zealand’s capital city hosting more than 900 events per year. By bringing Te Papa’s exhibitions and events experience to Tākina and working together with the Council and WellingtonNZ, it will support the promotion of the capital as a vibrant destination for hosting local and international events.
Under a new business unit, Tākina Events, Te Papa will market and operate its existing facilities and Tākina to attract and deliver a wider range of conferences, exhibitions and events. This will provide multiple benefits to clients, which includes the ability to access and book the spaces and services of two of Wellington’s conference venues together.
Tākina boasts 18,000m2 of flexible, multi-purpose conference and exhibition space, spread across three floors, is across the road from Te Papa and is within walking distance to other venues around the city.