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Pacific Island Advisory Group triennial election

The three-yearly election for the group was due to be held on 20 July 2017. However, due to a lack of nominations, there will no longer be an election process. For more information, please contact

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 Brian Dawson
  • Cr Jill Day 

More information

Nevada Lee-Mariu

Phone 027 087 0038

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