Cutting through the noise with new voices.

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Featured Events

Full Programme

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Books and Writers

A week long programme of writers’ talks, book launches and readings.


Festival Hub

Join us to discuss the programme and enjoy friendly banter, films and workshops.

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Theatre and Poetry

Every year Going West brings you a celebration of theatre and poetry.

Going West brings you the best NZ writers through the generosity of:

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Going West Festival proudly partners with:

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