Pacific Island Communities

The Pacific communities are a vital part of Wellington. The Council has a number of initiatives designed to support and develop Pacific communities.

Pacific Advisory Group elections

We have announced the results from the 5 May by-election - for more information: Pacific Advisory Group Elections
Pacific Advisory Group 2012.

Members of the Pacific Advisory Group


Pacific forums

The Mayor regularly hosts a forum for the Pacific communities of Wellington. As well as the Mayor, the forum is attended by Councillors, the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management and other Council staff.

Past forums have covered topics such as alcohol management, seniors, youth and leadership.

Pacific Advisory Group

The Pacific Advisory Group, set up in December 2003, is a link between the Council and Wellington's Pacific communities. It is designed to have representatives from Wellington's seven main Pacific nation groups - Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

Pacific Advisory Group

Annual reports

These annual reports give information on the Pacific Advisory Group's work and achievements and how they've addressed issues. 

2012 Pacific Advisory Group Annual Report (68KB PDF) l Appendix (20KB PDF)

2011 Pacific Advisory Group Annual Report (49KB PDF) l Appendix (174KB PDF)

More information

Martin Rodgers
Manager, Research, Consultation and Engagement

Phone: (04) 803 8895

Positively Pasifika Festival

Each year Wellington's 7 main Pacific nations gather in Waitangi Park for a celebration of Pacific Island life.

People from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue share vibrant:

  • performances of traditional dance and songs
  • displays of traditional foods and crafts, such as:
    • palusami, oka, poke banana, umu (food steam-cooked within rocks) and famous, huge Cook Island donuts
    • tapa,  embroidery,  weaving, shell jewellery, soaps and wood carving.

The Pasifika Festival is part of the Wellington Summer City programme.

The festival is a fantastic way to acknowledge the important contribution Wellington’s Pacific people make to the city’s vibrant community life.