Wellington is set to be the home of a new world-class creative campus, the product of a collaboration between Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology. Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity will include a range of creative facilities including a full salon for hair, beauty and make-up artistry.

The campus will open in early 2018, initially accepting 1000 international and domestic students each year. Worth $22.5million, Te Auaha is part of the wider $70 million project by Willis Bond &Co to rejuvenate Cuba and Dixon Street.