Wellington celebrates 150 years as the nation's capital. On July 26, 1865 parliament sat for the first time in Wellington. Parliament first sat in Russell in 1840, before moving to Auckland a year later and then moving south to its more central position in 1865.
Wellington celebrated the birthday by a sound and light show projected onto some buildings and a concert by Dave Dobbyn and the Orpheus Choir for 3 days only.
I must admit despite now living 93kms north of Wellington I always love going back to this wonderful city.