In 1865, on the recommendation of a commission of three Australians, the capital of New Zealand was moved from Auckland in the North to the more central location of Cook Strait. 

That move was the making of Wellington – turning what was then a struggling settlement into the vibrant and culturally rich city that we love today.

Story Inc were hired as the creative directors for the Capital 150 birthday party in July 2015. The celebration attracted a crowd of 15,000 and featured live music by New Zealand legend Dave Dobbyn; interactive projection by Massey University’s Open Lab; and a stunning 9-minute visual spectacle by Jon Baxter of Perceptual Engineering, with illustrations and model-making by Stephen Templar and audio by Cam Ballantyne.