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Pacific Advisory Group elections

We're holding elections for Micronesian and Tuvaluan representatives. 

The Pacific Advisory Group has three vacancies for members; two from the Tuvalu community and one from the Micronesia community. Candidates and nominators must be from the Tuvalu and Micronesia community and live within the Wellington City Council area.

Nominations open Monday 18 January and close 5pm Tuesday 26 January 2016.

2016 Nomination forms

Micronesia candidate (3.3MB PDF)
Tuvaluan candidate (3.3MB PDF)

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

The group's role is to:

  • facilitate consultation with Pacific communities
  • help Pacific communities understand Council processes
  • enable Pacific peoples to participate in the Council's decision-making processes
  • help the Council understand the needs of Pacific communities and how these may be addressed in the context of the Council's roles and priorities.


Elections are held every three years.

Pacific Advisory Group members

  • Alapeta Faletau
  • Anthony Laupepe
  • Ida Faiumu-Isa'ako (Deputy Chair)
  • Kimi Higginson
  • Ledua Taucilagi
  • Meremine Auelua
  • Merio Marsters
  • Sai Lealea (Chair)
  • Sharon Samasoni
  • Sofi Taufo'ou
  • Herbert Bartley
  • Alvin Mitikulena
  • Nicole Rex

Wellington City Council representatives

  • Cr Sarah Free
  • Cr Paul Eagle

More information

Contact James Mather:

Phone (04) 803 8726

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