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Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan

Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan

Updated 10 May 2021 11:58am

Future water collection area

Greater Wellington manages the Akatarawa Forest as a future water collection area to provide fresh, clean healthy water for the region's future generations. In the meantime, the forest is managed for its natural and cultural values and provides great places to walk, ride and recreate.

The Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan is the overarching management plan for Greater Wellington's park and reserve network including the Akatarawa Forest. It can be downloaded here or a copy can be printed on request from either the Upper Hutt or Wellington office.

For more information please phone the Parks department in the Upper Hutt office on 04 526 4133 during normal business hours or email

Greater Wellington manages the Wainuiomata/Orongorongo and Hutt catchment areas to provide drinking water to the Hutt, Wellington and Porirua communities. These water catchment areas have their own management plan. Find out more about Greater Wellington's role in the region's water supply.