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Te Pōhutu Nui - Welly Bomb Comp


Sat 23 Feb 2019, 12:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Manu Kuīni - Open female: $10.00
  • Manu Kīngi - Open male: $10.00
  • Pī Kuīni - Youth female (12-17 years): $5.00
  • Pī Kīngi - Youth male (12-17 years): $5.00
  • Manu hautupua - Best trick (all ages): $10.00
  • Pīpī - Under 12 (8-12 years): $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Come pop a manu at Te Pōhutu nui - the Welly Bomb Comp!

Pop your best gorilla, staple, can-opener, cannon-ball and coffin. Kei a koe! It's up to you. Bring the whānau and watch the magic unfold.

Do you have the skills to be crowned the winner of the Welly Bomb Comp? We’ve got over $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Plugged by the The Paepae Soundsystem

This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Thanks to The Crab Shack - Wellington, Gelissimo Gelateria, Mac's Brewbar, Taranaki St Wharf, Six Barrel Soda Co.,, Fergs Wellington, Te Wharewaka o Poneke, East By West Ferries and Switched on Bikes.

First prize
Manu Kuīni – $250 Prezzy card + Crab shack voucher
Manu Kīngi – $250 Prezzy card + 2 Te Wharewaka walking tour vouchers
Pī Kīngi – $200 Prezzy card
Pī Kuīni – $200 Prezzy card
Pīpī – $100 Prezzy card
Manu hautupua – Six months’ worth of Six Barrel Soda

Second prize
Manu Kuīni – 2 x adult return trips to Matiu/Somes & Macs Brewery voucher
Manu Kīngi – 2 x Homegrown tickets
Pī Kīngi – 2 x Electric Bike hire – thanks to Switched on Bikes
Pī Kuīni – 2 x Mountain Bike hire – thanks to Switched on Bikes
Pīpī – a family return trip to Matiu/Somes

Judges include Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and local MP for Rongotai Paul Eagle MP.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. The categories are set out by age. No children under the age of 8 are permitted to enter the Welly Bomb Comp. All participants must be confident swimming in open water.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public parking is available on-street nearby. Please note, Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019 will be on so there will be a lot of people in the city.

What can I bring into the event?
This is a family-friendly event. No alcohol, no drugs are permitted. This is a smoke-free event. You can bring some food with you, or try out some of the food trucks nearby.

Can I buy tickets on the day?
Yes, there will be a cash only payment registration option on the day.

What's the refund policy?
Refunds will be available to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have a list with names and categories. Please bring ID.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Tickets are not transferable. There will be a waitlist and refunds will be available for those who can no longer attend.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
For health and safety registration reasons, we will require names on the tickets to match the person who attends.

What if the weather is bad?
Check the Wellington City Council Facebook page for weather updates.

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