Wanganui Sister City Association

Has Beginning Date

The Association comprises both community members and Council representatives, including the Mayor, and supports the Council in its sister city activities. The first meeting took place on 3 March 1988. Wanganui’s sister cities are Nagaizumi-cho (Japan), Toowoomba (Australia), and Reno (USA). The Association provides a people-to-people interface for sister city activities.
Contact with Toowoomba and Reno is somewhat spasmodic. Most activity takes place with Nagaizumi-cho, in the form of educational and cultural exchanges, and the establishment in 1991 of the Nagaizumi-cho Friendship Centre in Wanganui East. The Centre is funded by Japan and has a manager appointed by the Nagaizumi-cho Council.
The Association is an Incorporated Society; although originally named “Wanganui Sister City Society”, from June 1988 the word “Association” appears in the minutes.

Corporate Body Type
Government Organization