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Wellington City

Wellington City Council is a territorial authority in the Wellington urban area of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's third-largest city by population, behind Auckland and Christchurch. Wellington city extends as far north as Linden, and includes the rural areas of Makara and Ohariu. It adjoins Porirua city in the north and Hutt city in the north-east.

Wellington attained city status in 1886. The settlement had become the capital of New Zealand in 1865, and since then has hosted New Zealand's Parliament and Government.

The city council has used the marketing slogan "Absolutely Positively Wellington" in an official capacity since the early 1990s.

The Wellington City Council represents a population of ,

Current mayor Celia Wade-Brown is not in favour of Wellington adopting a 'super city' type council like the one in Auckland, though is in favour of reducing the number of councils in the greater Wellington area from nine to "three or four".


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Latitude / Longitude : 41° 15' 11" S / 174° 45' 15" E | Time zone : UTC+13:0 / UTC+12 | Currency : NZD | Telephone : 64  


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New Zealand (Aotearoa ) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1500 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Sometime between 1250 and 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands that later were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture. In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand. In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands. In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion; it gained full independence in 1947, but the British monarch remained the head of state. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.9 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture is mainly derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration. The official languages are English, Māori, and NZ Sign Language, with English being very dominant.
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