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Forest management plan

Forest management plan

Updated 4 March 2020 11:31am

Future water collection area

Greater Wellington manages the Pakuratahi Forest as a future water collection area to provide fresh, clean healthy water for the region's future generations. In the meantime, the forest provides great places to walk, ride and recreate in and it has important environmental and ecological values.

Copies of the Forest Lands Management Plan are available to download (see the right hand side of your screen) or copies are available from either the Upper Hutt or Wellington office.

For more information please phone the Parks department during normal business hours 04 384 5708 or email

Greater Wellington currently uses the Wainuiomata and Hutt catchment areas to provide drinking water to the Hutt, Wellington and Porirua communities and these areas are excluded from this draft plan. You can find more information here about Greater Wellington's role in the region's water supply.