Past events

25 Aug 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organisation that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Wellington's Executive Manager, Philippa Wells will be coming along to talk to us about the great work they do in our community and to provide an opportunity for us to donate.


28 Jul 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Thinking about what comes next as we recover from COVID-19, people and organisations are anticipating an extended period of disruption, uncertainty and complexity. Remaining flexible and balancing competing demands on attention, energy and time will be fundamental to sustaining both your wellbeing and capacity to thrive. As our response to COVID transitions from an initial sprint, to a long haul, so too our mindset and responses need to evolve.

30 Jun 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Chameleon @ Intercontinental
25 Feb 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
AREA Events

Waveney Parkinson is a born and bred Wellingtonian.  Educated at Queen Margaret College and Gilby’s Business College, she started her first secretarial role working for the American Embassy in 1971 and ended her career as Senior Executive Assistant in the Mayor’s office at the end of 2019.

Waveney’s story is both personal and professional and about why she chose her career path spanning 48 years; the highs and the lows, with particular focus on her 25 years at Wellington City Council working for two Chief Executives and five Mayors.

28 Jan 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Harbourside Function Centre (Waterfront Room)

As is tradition, our first meeting of the year is an opportunity to catch up with your PACE colleagues, connect with new members and generally have a good catch up before our regular monthly meetings.  Come along and network, enjoy some nibbles and the first glass of bubbly on us.

12 Dec 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
FORAGE Kitchen + Bar @ Grand Mercure
30 Oct 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
QT Hotel

Fall down the rabbit hole into an explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s design-driven Hotel, QT Wellington. Our walls host a curated collection of high & low-brow art sitting in a stunning harbourside location & engulfed by vines of vivid ivy.

Your Wellington creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces & a paradise for foodies. Go beyond your boundaries as you are challenged by the scale of our art while experiencing the comfort of having everything the modern traveller needs at your fingertips.​

24 Sep 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sofitel Wellington

Shifting the frantic, presented by Dr Stephen Kearney of Umbrella (

In our modern, hyper-connected, “always on” world, many people describe feeling constantly frantic, overwhelmed and as if they are constantly playing catch-up. At Umbrella, we hear comments like:

I’m always in meetings… The pace here is full on……. it’s hard to slow it down…. If we can just get through this next busy patch...

17 Sep 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Rydges Wellington Airport

Come and check out the new Rydges Wellington Airport Hotel accommodation and meeting rooms!  Rydges have invited us and will provide some drinks and nibbles while we check out this great new addition to the city.  This is an additional event for PACE members to attend outside of our usual monthly meetings.

Please arrange your own transport, and utilise the dashboard on the PACE website to carpool if you're able.

FREE PARKING will be provided - Rydges will validate all standard airport parking.

RSVP by 10 September. 

27 Aug 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Kumutoto Function Centre (PwC Building)

5:30PM - All PACE guest arrive at PwC Centre, 10 Waterloo Quay.  Drinks and nibbles on arrival, venue show around and networking

6:00PM - Welcome from PACE Management Team, introduction to Siobhan from Business Events Wellington

6:10PM - Annette Farrington from Black & Gold to present

6:15PM - Carolyn Press-McKenzie, HUHA CE