Wellington is New Zealand's centre of government and the world's southernmost capital city. 179,463 people lived in Wellington during the last census (2006), and the city is 28,990 hectares in size.
Have your say in Wellington's development
The Council is currently developing its draft Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) for the mid 2009 - mid 2019 period and would like your feedback. More information can be found on the Wellington City Council website, along many avenues for you to be involved in this process.
Facts and Figures
- Wellington facts & figures
(Wellington City Council)
- 2006 Census information
(Statistics New Zealand)
Living in Wellington?
Or considering living in Wellington? Have a look at Wellington City Council's Living in Wellington portal. This directory covers housing, transport, support services, services for new migrants, recreation, arts & culture, and more. Some other pages you may find useful are:
- Feeling Great
All you'll want to do in Wellington. Covers arts & entertainment, recreation, fitness and the outdoors as well as Kids zone.
- Current WCC Projects
Wellington City Council's Index of Current Projects.
- WCC's Maps Directory
Includes links to maps of disability access in Central Wellington, street maps, residents parking eligibility maps, dog off-leash exercise areas, etc. This section of the Council's website also includes the 2007-2010 Ward Maps.
Wellington City Council's Visiting Wellington portal should be your first stop. This is a comprehensive directory of useful links that cover attractions, accommodation, getting around, phone directories and more. Some other websites you might find useful are:
- Wellington Community Directory
A comprehensive guide to groups and organisations in Wellington.
- Migrant Communities Library Guide
Core library information for both adults and children translated into several local community languages ranging from Arabic to Tokelauan.
- Wellington Community Network
WCN is an electronic community network that provides website hosting, training and support to community groups and not-for-profit organisations in the Wellington region. WCN currently hosts over 450 websites of clubs, churches, schools, civic advocacy, health and other community groups. You can contact WCN about hosting your own community website.
- CommunityNet Aotearoa
An internet resource supporting communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
Community Classes for Adults
- Wellington Community Education Centre
The Community Education Centre offers courses for adults in computing, languages, music, health, art and design, textile crafts, food and wine, fitness, community development and training and personal development. Courses are held in the evenings and on Saturdays.
- Classes are also held at Onslow College, Newlands College, and Rongotai College.