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The development of this creative quarter is one of those rare opportunities that can inspire a community to create something magnificent.

Led by former Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast DNZM, the Fundraising Chair, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa—New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) have already raised $23 million of a $30 million target. This fundraising initiative will create a space for the NZSO and Te Herenga Waka’s New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī, in the refurbished Wellington Town Hall. Wellington City Council has committed to funding the seismic strengthening of the Wellington Town Hall, which is currently underway.

We have secured significant leadership gifts towards our joint fundraising goal and seek support from partners who share our vision for a world-class national music centre in Wellington..


You can make a difference to this project by making a one-off or regular online donation.

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Kerry Prendergast CZSM, Fundraising Chair
Kerry Prendergast CNZM - Fundraising Chair

"I have always been passionate about the capital city’s Town Hall. It has amazing acoustics and to know that it’s going to be strengthened, restored and turned into the focal point of a national centre of musical excellence, with the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as foundation tenants, is really exciting."

For more information

Contact Jill Robinson, Senior Development Manager, Special Projects—phone: +64 4 463 5325 or email