Otago Daily Times

Wellington backs WOW


Wellington: The Wellington City Council has agreed to underwrite the World of Wearable Arts.

The decision was made in a public excluded part of a council committee meeting yesterday, as the issue is commercial­ly sensitive.

WOW needed the underwriti­ng from the council so it could have the confidence to embark on selling tickets and spending money to put the show together.

The council’s underwriti­ng supports the event against the risk of any further Covid19 lockdowns.

The decision was unanimous and the deal includes WOW staying in Wellington for at least the next five years.

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