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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: abseiling, WCC funding, and a new video series aimed at helping businesses embrace te ao Māori.

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Photo of Anaru Kerei, director of Wellington Abseiling Maintenance, at work on a city building.

Anaru Kerei, director of Wellington Abseiling Maintenance, at work on a city building. Photo courtesy of WAM.

Over the Edge


Have you ever wondered who the people are that abseil down the city's high-rise buildings, cleaning and maintaining as they go? So did we! Our enquiries resulted in a two part blog.


In the first part, we interview Anaru and Beth, directors of Wellington Abseiling Maintenance.


In part two we talk with Enzo, a former employee of WAM, about how he came to be an abseiler and just what it’s like to go ‘over the edge’ each day.  

Local business
Photograph of Wellington city on a sunny day.

WOW brings $30m boost to city


Last year’s WOW show contributed $30 million to the region’s economy, says Wellington NZ general manager of events and experiences Heidi Morton. Learn more here.

Wellington tops list as New Zealand city with most community spirit


Remitly, a leading digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, conducted a data study that reveals NZ capital city Wellington is the number one city to find a like-minded community group, with the most Meetup groups per person of any other city in Oceania. Learn more.

WCC funding
Photo of performers at a WCC funded event, wearing glowing fish masks.

Do you have a project that needs funding? 


WCC have range of grants available for community, arts, environmental, climate action, and waste minimisation groups who help make our city a better place.

Check out the funding calendar to see what funds are opening soon. The Funding Team is here to answer any questions and discuss your project, contact them at

Business tools

Businesses encouraged to learn from Māori values

In a perfect world, all businesses would be safe spaces for Māori to work – and not just in tokenistic roles created when it suits.

These are the hopes of Josiah Komene (Ngāpuhi), the presenter of a new video series aimed at helping businesses embrace te ao Māori and ensure the culture thrives.

From business.govt

Why workplace wellbeing is important

Providing your team with a safe and healthy workplace is an important part of running a business. If employees feel their wellbeing is being looked after at work, they are usually more productive, healthier, and less stressed.

Employment agreements, made easy

This tool helps you create tailored employment agreements for your staff. Employment agreements are a legal requirement – and a great foundation for an employment relationship.

Business tips

25 direct mail advertising examples

Despite our world being ever-more connected online, direct mail advertising remains a powerful tool. This article dives into 25 brilliant examples of direct mail marketing that stand out in our mailboxes and grab our attention.

The most important small business website features: what to include

This article discusses why a website is necessary for your business and what you need to include on your website.

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