‘Drop everything, water needs you.’

Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara needs the communities of Wellington, Hutt Valley, Makara and Wainuiomata to help change the stories water will tell our future generations.

Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara needs the communities of Wellington, Hutt Valley, Makara and Wainuiomata to help change the stories water will tell our future generations.

A history of growing pressure from people means that much of the water across Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara is not flourishing. This affects our health as much as it affects water and the life it sustains. If our communities work together we can take action now to change the story, so water is honoured, and we are healthy together. To shape the action that is needed, we want to hear how water is part of your life and what you imagine in a better future.

Share your views about your local waterway...

Tell us your water story

Share your story on the map

Click on the tabs below

To learn more about the whaitua committee and its members click here.

Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara needs the communities of Wellington, Hutt Valley, Makara and Wainuiomata to help change the stories water will tell our future generations.

A history of growing pressure from people means that much of the water across Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara is not flourishing. This affects our health as much as it affects water and the life it sustains. If our communities work together we can take action now to change the story, so water is honoured, and we are healthy together. To shape the action that is needed, we want to hear how water is part of your life and what you imagine in a better future.

Share your views about your local waterway...

Tell us your water story

Share your story on the map

Click on the tabs below

To learn more about the whaitua committee and its members click here.

  • The past unlocks great memories and some answers to how to help change the stories water will tell our future generations. Here are some prompts or just use your own.

    What is your streams story? Past, present, future

    What stories do you want your grandchildren to tell about water?​

    What do your children value about water? ​


    The past unlocks great memories and some answers to how to help change the stories water will tell our future generations. Here are some prompts or just use your own.

    What is your streams story? Past, present, future

    What stories do you want your grandchildren to tell about water?​

    What do your children value about water? ​


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