Wellington City Council

Also known as:

  • Me Heke Ki Pōneke

Wellington City Council is a territorial authority in New Zealand, governing the country's capital city Wellington. It is one of nine territorial authorities in the Greater Wellington Region.

Wellington became the capital of Aotearoa, replacing Auckland, in 1865. Consequently the population rapidly grew from around 7,000 residents to 49,344 by the end of the century. As of June 2022 the Wellington city had a population of 213,100.

See also:

Burren & Keen (firm) with Graham Allardice, ‘Bucket Fountain’ (1969), Cuba Mall, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022