The New Zealand Festival – 3 years ago #
One of the reasons the Festival is successful (and that can be pretty marginal some years) is that it ISN'T held every year - people look forward to it and make sure they get seats because it'll be another 2 years before we have the chance again. This is a small city. Auckland has this 'off' year run it's own arts festival and I view that as complementary to Wellingtons'. Don't get into a competition, that's just chasing our tails. We have a lot of smaller festivals - the jazz festival etc - already.