With free entry to national institutes, a Dave Dobbyn performance and stake of the art 3D light projection show, Wellington sure does know how to put on a birthday bash. With a weekend full of events to celebrate the Capitals 150th year, it was Saturday night in which crowds of people congregated to watch Kiwi Chart-topper Dave Dobbyn put on a stellar performance on the steps of Parliament. Dobbyn performed alongside the Orpheus Choir who is a 150-voice ensemble made up of local community members.
The show ended with a spectacular light and sound display on Parliament house which told the unique story of how the Capital came to be. The beehive was also brought alight, complete with rainbow party decorations and candles.
The evening, organised by Wellington City Council, was one of many free public events that saw Wellytonians venturing around the city looking at some of the Capital’s most significant national collections. Wellington became New Zealand’s capital in 1865, with Parliament officially sitting in the city for the first time on 26 July 1865.