The Lao Community

Who are we?

There are 110 families from Laos in the Wellington region. Most arrived approximately 20 years ago following the conflict in South East Asia.

What do we do?

We have a Buddhist Wat in Waitangirua. The Wat is a monastery and a temple. There is a monk at the who lives at the Wat and ministers to the community and someone goes, every day, to visit the monk and to take food. The community gets together regularly for religious and social activities at the Wat.

How can we help you?

We promote Laotian cultural traditions and values and participate in cultural activities in the community.

Where can you find us?

Waihora Street
Waitangirua
Porirua East