What does the Porirua community believe is important about their water?

  • Published Date 22 Jan 2016


Te Awarua-o-Porirua Whaitua Committee wants Porirua people to tell them what's important about their water.

Committee members will be at the 2016 Festival of the Elements in Porirua. They will be asking how you value the quality of your water for swimming, car washing, fishing, drinking, boating, collecting kai moana and all other water activities.

"Building an understanding of the community's fundamental beliefs is vital to planning water quality management in the future," says committee chair Stu Farrant who will be at the festival. "We need to identify the community's views and aspirations as the starting point.

"So come and tell us what's important to you about water, how you use it, and what you would like it to look like in the future."

The whaitua committee is gathering this information to really understand people's attitudes towards water and what's important about it to them. This is so the committee and local government can better manage water resources in our region for future generations.

We want to know:

  • What's important to you about streams, the harbour and coast around here?
  • How do you and your friends, family and whanau use streams, the harbour and coast around here?
  • How would you like our streams, harbour and coast to be in the future?

People can also tell us what they value in terms of their water by completing our short survey.



Media contact: comms@gw.govt.nz

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