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Te Auaha Turns On The Lights

Te Auaha Turns On The Lights

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity has moved one step closer to its opening on Wednesday evening with a sneak peek into what is to come when the new world-class campus opens its doors in early 2018.

Students entertained Wellington's creative community and business leaders with a performance in and around the Te Auaha Big Yellow Container on Cuba Street. Choreographed by Te Auaha staff the entertainment featured circus artists, singers and dancers, and included a visual work conceptualised and created by Te Auaha Ambassadors Barnaby Weir and Malia Johnston

The Te Auaha Big Yellow Container has been converted into a pop-up exhibition and performance stage and will move around the region hosting Te Auaha performances and showcasing student work as part of the build up to the Institute’s opening day in March 2018.

Following the performance Wellington City Mayor Justin Lester turned on the lights outside the campus which saw the giant A in the shape of a Waharoa (meaning The Gateway) light up the building and the surrounding Cuba/Dixon street precinct.

"Cuba Street is already the creative quarter of the capital, but the introduction of Te Auaha to the neighbourhood will add more energy, youth culture, and a positive vibe to this heritage area – and contribute to the local economy too," says Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.

Victoria Spackman Director Te Auaha, "This is a significant milestone on our journey to welcoming New Zealand’s best and brightest creative students into our new state-of-the-art campus. The courses on offer will attract the creative leaders and innovators of the future.”

Greg Campbell Chair of Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology, the institutions establishing Te Auaha says, "Te Auaha is dynamic and the new campus will provide an incredible learning environment for students bringing together Whitireia and WelTec's visual and performing arts, design, media and creative technologies programmes into a world-class facility."

Wellington’s creative community is set to benefit from the new $25 million campus which will see graduates contributing to New Zealand’s flourishing film, creative, technology, performance and arts sectors.

Up to 1000 students will be embarking on their learning pathway at Te Auaha in March 2018.


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