Idealog's Guide to Wellington

A panoply of impressive information about our well-paid, smart, highly caffeinated, well-fed, fit, tech-savvy, design-led, environmentally-conscious, entertained, happy capital city.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Behold! A panoply of impressive, potentially myth-shattering information about our rich, smart, highly caffeinated, well-fed, fit, tech-savvy, environmentally-conscious, entertained, happy capital. 

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

After a few years of sluggish growth the nation’s second biggest regional economy has kicked into gear with business confidence hitting a three year high. Local government support is fuelling growth and the booming tech sector is attracting top talent to the city. All told, Wellington’s vital signs are looking good.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Canada has Justin Trudeau. Wellington has Justin Lester. As one of the country’s most progressive mayors, Lester is looking to the future and embracing the digital economy, sustainable living and the importance of cultural capital. He tells Idealog why Wellington is a smart choice for those looking to get ahead in life.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

It takes a generous soul to run a business where profit is not the main goal. Having a thriving social enterprise sector, it seems many of those souls are congregating in Wellington.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Wellington’s digital heritage and collaborative spirit have combined to make it the perfect spot for tech tinkerers. From game developers to digital agencies, the capital boasts a thriving technology ecosystem. And while Wellingtonians are already more than three times as likely to work in tech than other Kiwis, the demand for skilled workers is growing quickly.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

The Weta Group of companies smashed the doors wide open to a world of on-screen imagination and along the way provided the anchor to Wellington’s booming screen and technology sectors. Now, a gaggle of talented Weta offspring are exploring new frontiers as they help turn the capital into a global hotspot for virtual reality.

Idealog's Guide to Wellington

Wellington has just been named one of the world's most liveable cities. And creative types of all stripes are being drawn to the energy of the capital, embracing its vibrant culture and harnessing the booming tech and design sectors. Idealog's Guide to Wellington, which we will be publishing over the next few weeks, shows you why.