There are ethnic discussion forums that you can come along to and meet the Mayor and Councillors.
If you need an interpreter when you talk to the Council, see:
To search all community groups in Wellington, go to:
Twice each year the Mayor hosts a forum for people from the diverse communities of Wellington. As well as the Mayor, the forum is attended by Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer, senior managers and council staff.
In the forums, discussion groups focus on a theme that affects the lives of Wellington communities. Topics discussed at previous forums have included health and well-being, recreation, employment and safety.
Feedback from the forums has resulted in the setting up of programmes such as the free interpreting service.
The most recent forum was held in May 2013 with the theme of Alcohol Management in Wellington -The Right Mix?
Pacific Language Weeks
There are seven Pacific Language Weeks celebrated across New Zealand:
Samoa Language Week: 26 May - 1 June 2013
Cook Island Maori: 4 -10 August 2013
Tonga: 1 - 7 September 2013
Inaugural Tuvalu: 30 September - 6 October 2013
Inaugural Fiji: 7 - 13 October 2013
Tokelau: 28 October - 3 November 2013
Niue: 13 - 19 October 2013
For more information:
Pacific Language Weeks - Pacific Island Affairs