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Coolest little capital

Coolest little capital

Wellington’s quality of life – the city’s casual yet increasingly cosmopolitan atmosphere, and its position as the capital of an attractive South Pacific country – qualified it in 2011 to be named the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by travel publisher Lonely Planet. The description has been popularised with some degree of pride.

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Stephen Levine, 'Capital city - Wellington, capital city', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Aug 2016