Kōrero: Wellington region

Westpac Stadium

Westpac Stadium

A crowd waits to enter a rugby game at Westpac Stadium. Nicknamed the ‘Cake Tin’ – because of its shape and metal façade – the stadium was opened in 2000. It replaced Athletic Park as Wellington’s main rugby venue. It is also used for one-day cricket games, concerts and other big events. A large sculpture of Mt Taranaki over the entrance symbolises the link between Wellington Māori and their ancestral home in Taranaki.

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Photograph by Chris Maclean

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Economic fall and rise: 1976 to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13294/westpac-stadium (accessed 5 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015