Make Wellington a Fair Trade City

Petition details

Wellington has many outlets serving, selling, supporting and using Fair Trade products. We now wish to declare Wellington New Zealand’s first Fair Trade City through a resolution passed by Wellington City Council. The resolution supports fair trade, commits the Council to serving fair trade products at their meetings and workplaces and to supporting Wellington to meet the goals of a Fair Trade City.

Submitted by Paul Barber
Opened 7 May 2009
Closed 7 August 2009
Status Presented

Background information

Fair trade ensures producers in developing countries receive a fair price for their products which reduces poverty and gives communities a better future. The five steps to becoming a fair trade city are: 1.Wellington City Council passes a resolution. 2. Fair Trade products are relatively available in retail and catering outlets. 3. Local workplaces and community groups support Fair Trade and use the products. 4. Raise awareness of Fair Trade 5. A Fair Trade steering group formed.


Signatures: 1,184

What happened to this petition?

This petition closed for signatures on 7 August 2009.

The petition was presented to the Strategy and Policy Committee on 3 September 2009.

The petition was received by the Strategy and Policy Committee who resolved to refer it to officers to inform their work.