Wellington will remain the host city of the World of WearableArt show for the next nine years in a new deal signed this morning.
New Zealand's largest arts show opens this week with media from Australia, US and China among 47,000 people attending.
The first judging of designs in this year's World of Wearable Arts show is nearly done.
What started as a promotion for a rural art gallery in Nelson in 1987 has become an internationally renowned show.
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