The Wellington City Council has announced that at 8pm on Friday May 8, a number of locations around Wellington will be lit up in the colour teal in honour of World Ovarian Cancer Day.

This includes the Luffing Crane, Hikitia Floating Crane, Bascule Bridge and the kina sculpture at Kumutoto Pavilion.

They are not the only city who will be lighting up, 17 businesses in total around New Zealand will turn teal, including Eden Park in Auckland.

The project is a collaboration between Australia and New Zealand with 56 cities and 156 buildings and monuments taking part.

8000 women, across Australia and New Zealand, are dealing with Ovarian Cancer, the deadliest gynaecological cancer. Four women are diagnosed every day and three of these women will die from this disease. There is no diagnostic test for Ovarian Cancer meaning 70 percent of women are diagnosed at late stage when the 5 year survival rate is only 45 percent. 

The Light Up for Cancer World Ovarian Cancer Day Project honours these women; mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends and creates awareness for Ovarian Cancer.

In New Zealand buildings in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hastings, Napier, Rotorua, Christchurch, Dunedin and Oamaru will be lit with teal. Be sure to take a look if you’re out on an evening stroll.

For more information about Light Up For Cancer visit