Skip to content

Ruamāhanga Whaitua Community Solutions

Ruamāhanga Whaitua Community Solutions

Updated 18 October 2017 4:14pm

In the second half of 2016 the Ruamāhanga Whaitua Committee asked the community for your ideas for solutions to land and water management locally. Community meetings were held at Pirinoa, Kopuaranga, Whangaehu, Gladstone, Featherston, Carterton, Masterton, Martinborough and Greytown. A brochure was sent to every household in the catchment and an online forum was available for online feedback.  

The committee asked 3 questions of the community:

  • What’s the fairest way of restricting water use during the summer?
  • What do we need to do to make our rivers swimmable and how long should it take it get there?
  • How should we manage rivers to improve natural character while safe guarding community assets, income and households? 

Notes from the meetings can be found below, along with the postal responses from the brochures. The online forum responses can be accessed here

The communities ideas for solutions will feed into the committee's design of scenarios (potential futures to test) and into their final recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council in their Whaitua Implementation Programme report. 

Community meeting notes

The notes from each community meeting and the brochure postal responses are available here:

Brochure postal responses received – up to October 2016

Community conversations at WBS Room, Greytown Library public meeting - 16 August 2016

Community conversations at Lions Club, Martinborough public meeting – 11 August 2016

Community conversations at Senior Citizens Hall, Masterton public meeting – 9 August 2016

Community conversations at Carterton Events Centre public meeting – 4 August 2016

Community conversations at Kiwi Hall, Featherston public meeting – 2 August 2016

Community conversations at Gladstone Sports Complex – 28 July 2016

Community conversations at Whangaehu Hall public meeting – 26 July 2016

Community conversations at Kopuaranga Hall public meeting – 7 July 2016

Community conversations at Pirinoa Hall public meeting – 5 July 2016