Join the conversation on water!

We want to hear how you and your whānau use and value water, where the problems are and how you want to deal with these issues to improve the health of our freshwater.

You can help us achieve effective and lasting water management solutions by having a say about the waterways in your community.

Water is precious. But our streams, lakes, groundwater, aquifers, harbours, coast and rivers are feeling the pressure of more than 150 years of a growing population and changes to the way we use our land.

Urgent action is needed to protect and improve the quality of our freshwater for future generations that depend on it.

The Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee (Whaitua Committee) consists of community members, councillors, and mana whenua representatives from across Wellington and the Hutt Valley dedicated to safeguarding the mauri of the water.

Through a community-led process, the Whaitua Committee will present recommendations to the Greater Wellington Regional Council, which will describe the ways people want to manage their water through a range of integrated tools, policies and strategies.

This year, the Whaitua Committee will discuss, debate and decide on the fairest ways to affect change and improve freshwater quality for the people and environment of Wellington, Upper Hutt, and Lower Hutt.

We will be developing a Whaitua Implementation Programme that gives effect to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management that reflects the values of these communities.

To do this, we need to understand the ways in which you and your whānau use and value water, where the problems are and how you want to deal with these issues.

We’re eager to hear your memories, concerns and ideas – get involved in the discussion below.

You can help us achieve effective and lasting water management solutions by having a say about the waterways in your community.

Water is precious. But our streams, lakes, groundwater, aquifers, harbours, coast and rivers are feeling the pressure of more than 150 years of a growing population and changes to the way we use our land.

Urgent action is needed to protect and improve the quality of our freshwater for future generations that depend on it.

The Whaitua te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee (Whaitua Committee) consists of community members, councillors, and mana whenua representatives from across Wellington and the Hutt Valley dedicated to safeguarding the mauri of the water.

Through a community-led process, the Whaitua Committee will present recommendations to the Greater Wellington Regional Council, which will describe the ways people want to manage their water through a range of integrated tools, policies and strategies.

This year, the Whaitua Committee will discuss, debate and decide on the fairest ways to affect change and improve freshwater quality for the people and environment of Wellington, Upper Hutt, and Lower Hutt.

We will be developing a Whaitua Implementation Programme that gives effect to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management that reflects the values of these communities.

To do this, we need to understand the ways in which you and your whānau use and value water, where the problems are and how you want to deal with these issues.

We’re eager to hear your memories, concerns and ideas – get involved in the discussion below.

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