A partnership city relationship is generally a shorter-term relationship based on a specific project or initiative that the two cities share.
An economic partnership agreement was signed in 1997 and renewed again in 1998 by Deputy Mayor Kerry Prendergast and Deputy Mayor Bai Hsiu-Hsiung.
In February of 2015 Mayor Celia Wade-Brown signed a new partnership agreement during a visit to Taipei. Wellington and Taipei agreed to co-operation in the areas of knowledge sharing in local government best practice, cultural and creative industry exchanges, youth provision and education development, and trade and tourism.
Councillor Simon Marsh travelled to Taipei to attend the Velo-city Global 2016 conference in February 2016.
Mayor Wade-Brown met with Mayor Ko Wen-je during a recent trip to Singapore in July 2016 where they were both attending the World Cities Summit.
Zhejiang Province, China
In 2012, Zhejiang Province and the Wellington region entered into a Strategic Economic Partnership: Memorandum of Cooperation. The Governor of Zhejiang, Mr Xia Baolong, visited Wellington with a large business delegation to sign the agreement.
This partnership is a regional project, including Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt and Kapiti Coast. The agreement is expected to increase opportunities for trade, study, cultural exchanges and mutual understanding between the regions.