Ethnic communities

The Council has programmes and projects to support and celebrate our diverse communities.

Multicultural Forum poster.

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:

Interpreting Service

To search all community groups in Wellington, go to:

Community Finder 


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 February 2014 on the theme: "Let's Talk About the Future - 2014/15 Draft Annual Plan".