This is to request that the Wellington City Council funds and supports the running of a carnival parade and festival along the lines of the past Cuba Carnival. This could be scheduled as a bi-annual event that alternates with the New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
Since the economic recession of 2008 events that are free and rely on business sponsorship such as Cuba Carnival or OneLove have been cancelled. This is hard for poor people who cannot afford the ticket prices for such things as WOW or the Rugby Sevens. The previous model for running these sorts of events may need to be modified to take into account changed conditions but I feel strongly that they can still be run with support from WCC.